Estrecho is a 100% monastrell wine, made from only one plot of land located at the “Estrecho de Pipa” in Villena, situated at 700 metres above sea level and with some land characteristics which make it unique.
The vineyard lives over fine sand which is poor in organic materials and this allows the plant to perfectly reach its aromatic maturity without exhaustion or stress.
It is a traditional vineyard with 1500 plants per hectare formed in cup and without any irrigation support. The fertilizer is made from ecological sheep manure which is fermented by us.
It is a vine in which we work with the concept of zero residue, this means it has never received any weedkillers or of course, any insecticides, we only work with sulphur in powder, copper, and natural biological help like the “bacillus turugensis” for the moth and a lot of conscience.
This wine has remained for 15 months in French oak barrels.
The colour is ruby red with some maroon reflections, without complexions and without being obsessed about the extraction, clean, gleaming and bright.
In the smelling phase we find a lot of fruit in the point of maturity joined perfectly with wood, without this predominating. At this moment balsamic notes clearly appear, under forest, humus, wet land, pine, rosemary, mature red fruits and fig bread accompanied by fine smoked notes and cedar given by the combined French oak barrels of 500 litres.
On the mouth it’s fine, with sweet and granulated tannins. The wine is fresh and acid, which will help it live and compensate. The alcoholic graduation is very long and oily.
Estrecho is a wine with soul, it’s prepared to have it now and the following years. As a concept we have searched for the delicacy and elegance of this variety, starting with the selection of the land and obliging us in the wining not to over extract, press or compress.
It is our little tribute to the province of Alicante, with this wine you’ll enjoy the sun, our land and our people.