Rafael Cambra | Casa Sosegada 2020
This monovarietal of monastrell is made from a 55-year-old vineyard located in the interior of Valencia, in the lower part of the Sierra L'Ombria, in the town of Fontanars dels Alforins at about 700 meters above sea level. sea level facing north and with stony-sandy soil. 50% Monastrell, and other ancestral varieties such Arcos, Forcayat del arco, Bonicaire and Rojal.
Aged in concrete egg for 14 months. Bottled without filtering or clarifying.
Production: 4,000 bottles.
COLOR: cereza, borde violáceo
AROMA: balsámico, fruta roja, hierbas de monte
BOCA: balsámico, frutoso, equilibrado
The wine that blew me away, the spectacular 2020 Casa Sosegada is a blend of 50% Monastrell with the other 50% ancient varieties like Arco, Forcalla, Bonicaire and Rojal. It fermented in small vats with 30% full clusters and indigenous yeasts and matured in concrete egg for 14 months. It's 13.5% and has notes of fresh berries, aromatic herbs, flowers and a spicy touch. It's very perfumed, expressive and showy. The palate is medium-bodied and nicely textured, with very good freshness, acidity and balance and very fine and sophisticated tannins. There's purity and elegance, nuance and character. I love it! 4,000 bottles were filled in January 2022.