Brand: Cepas Red Wine Selected Harvest
Designation: Vinos de la Tierra de Extremadura
Type: Red wine
Type of grapes: Garnacha Tintorera and Tempranillo
Time of ageing: 4 months in French oak barrels.
Vineyard and elaboration
The estate has clay soils and grapes are harvested manually. The two varieties ferment together. After a cold maceration for 5 days, they ferment in stainless steel tanks at a low temperature. After finishing the alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in a stainless steel tank, wine is transferred to French oak barrels where it ages for 4 months. The barrel blends the two varieties and adds the barrel's tertiary aromas. The Raposo area, located at 600 metres above sea level, enables the production of a fully ripe product with good acidity and is known for the healing properties of its waters and muds. Thanks to its clay soils, it has good water retention. And its sunny days and cool nights make for a healthy harvest and grapes with perfect phenolic ripeness.
The vineyard is located on a state in the area of El Raposo, known since 1860 for the healing properties of its pond waters and muds, especially for pain and swelling.
Its healing properties were known in 1860 when the keeper of a state that belonged to the El Raposo Valley, a Spa today, realized that a little pig had disappeared, as it could not follow the herd he was taking care of because it had swallen joints which made all movement impossible. When the farmer went in its search, he found it lying in one of the pools that cross the valley, covered in mud. The farmer thought it was dead but nothing could be further from the truth: he shook it and the little pig got up quickly and easily. Surprisingly the disease symptoms had disappeared.
Since then, word of mouth has done the rest and today it is a famous place where many people who want to prove the virtue of its waters, go in search of its healing properties, since they are considered an effective remedy for an endless number of conditions, especially inflammatory ones.
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