Brand: Forlong Rosé
Designation: PGI Cadiz
Type of grapes: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Tintilla de Rota
Time of ageing: 35 days of fermentation
Vineyard and elaboration
Wine harvesting is handmade and maximum grape selection is done both in the grapevine and the selection table at the winery.
There is minimal contact between the grape's flesh and skin while pressing, a process to make what is known as 'rosado de lágrima'. A correct grape's phenolic ripeness in the vine is looked for in order to guarantee the best quality in this stage.
After pressing, grape juice is put into a stainless steel tank at controlled temperature of 12ºC so as to preserve the primary aroma during alcoholic fermentation.
After 35 days of fermentation, wine is transferred to another tank together with its thin suspended lees. Before bottling, unfined wine is filtered, so natural sediments may be found.
Forlong, artisan and organic winery, started out in 2007 when 'El olivar de Forlón' estate was purchased, getting back the old vineyard, olive grove and fruit tree plantation lost through the years. The final 'g' that was part of the surname of the former owner, the Brittish Peter Forlong, was also recovered, bringing Forlong back to life, a dream had 'for a long time' that finally came true.