Heretat Monrubi’s 2009 Durona is a wonderfully unique Mediterranean style red – a great expression of why the rare Sumoll should be saved and cherished – and a real chance to expand your vinous horizons. The grape’s fresh acidity balances the other grapes in this blend and allows greater evolution in bottle.
One of the main reasons for Sumoll’s decline, and why only a handful of wineries grow it, is because it requires a delicate treatment in vineyard and winery given its thin skin, which has granted it the pseudonym of the ‘Pinot Noir of the Mediterranean’.
The 2009 Durona spent 12 months in first and second year French and American oak barrels and 24 months in bottle to add further complexity. The name Durona, in case you're interested, is the name of the area where Sumoll is cultivated.
Wonderful deep purple wine, lovely black fruit aromas with hints of spice and minerality. The palate is rewarded with well balanced fruit and wood and adding complexity are fine touches of minerality, and will continue to evolve with smoky, leathery notes in the bottle. Lovely long finish.
|Style||Oak aged red wine|
|Varieties||Sumoll, Garnatxa, Samsó|
|Alcohol Content||14.5% Vol.|