Tinto Wine Isabena 2006 is produced from three grape varieties; Garnacha, Syrah and Merlot. Isabena red tinto is blended after maceration and aging, giving this meritage a delightfully fruity aroma and taste. Isabena 2006 is a red wine with intense color and shades of red and blue. The nose shows predominantly fruity aromas together with the soft tannins imparted by the wood. In the mouth it is meaty, well balanced and lightly spicy. Isabena 2006 Tinto is a grat wine at an even greater price. The individual Garnacha, Merlot and Syrah grapes are macerated over a period of 10 days. During fermentation the temperature is regulated at 25ºC to preserve the character of the fruit. After malolactic fermentation has taken place, a period of enrichment in wood gives the wine its own personality. The Syrah and the Garnacha are left to develop in American oak barrels for 4 months, while the Merlot matures for 6 months in French oak barrels. The tinto wine is blended once the aging process has been completed. It pairs well with tapas, meat, pasta, oily fish and cheeses.
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Bodegas Bal d'Isabena is located within the Somontano D.O., but in the heart of the valley of the Isábena, in the municipal term of Laguarres (in the very region of the Ribagorza). Bal d´Isábena uses traditional methods of vinification, combined with modern technologies of elaboration. The importance of different vineyards, as well as varieties of grapes allows seperate deposits and segregation in oder to finely tune blends and produce quality wines. Bal d´Isábena has 11 hectares of vineyards located in the region of the Ribagorza, which belong to the Somontano D.O. The vineyards are seperated and no one vineyard has more than 2 hectares. They are at a minimum altitude of 650m above sea level, protected from thermal changes between the night and the day, with abundant hours of sun that allows for excellent maturation. The soils are argillaceous-calcareo type, with little fertility and good conditions of permeability. All the estates have dry land without artificial systems of irrigation, and receive an average precipitation of 550 mm annualy. The good climate of the zone allows Bodegas Bal d'Isabena to grow organic and naturally treated grapes.
RATINGS: 85 Points - Penin Guide 2008