This is a NOBLE wine, not fortified, with a high alcohol content naturally achieved by the ripening of the fruit in the same strain, which flavors the highest level of aromas and flavors of the MONASTRELL grape, that are nuanced during the fermentation and aging process by the “solera” system, to become in this unique winemaking jewel.
It comes from old Monastrell vines, whose were harvested very ripe in 1982 in order to increase their already high concentration of sugar.
This wine requires a minimum aging of ten years in oak barrels. It is a wine covered by the Protected Designation of Origin ‘Wines of Alicante’ and it is one of the few wines in the world with its own name.
Winery: Santa Catalina
Brand: Gran Mañan 1982
Type: Noble wine, not fortified
ABV: 16% vol.
Aged: Solera 1982 (35 years in oak barrels)
Variety: 100% Monastrell
Capacity: 75 cl
Appearance: Mahogany with orange flecks that expose their provenance of red wine.
Nose: It has an intense aromas between raisin, balsamic and typical noble woods. When we oxygenate in the glass, the wine offers nuances of its extensive aging, roasted, dried fruit and nuts crisp.
Palate: In the palate offers a perfectly balanced slightly sweet taste for its good acidity with roasted tannins.
Pairing: Excellent for appetizers, desserts or desktop with dried fruits, nuts, blue cheese, nougat, pasta or pastries, etc..
Best served at: 16 – 18ºC