Dehesa del Carrizal Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% Spanish Cabernet Sauvignon.
The Dehesa del Carrizal Estate is situated in the central area of the Iberian Peninsula known as the Montes de Toledo. It is an area of some 5,000 sq. km. with hills and a wide variety of game that enjoys a Mediterranean microclimate and separates the valleys of the Tajo and Guadiana rivers. Their vineyards of 23 hectares are planted primarily with Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as Syrah, Merlot and Chardonnay which are all grown on trellises. The cellar, built in 1999, is equipped with modern stainless steel installations and has all the technological means necessary for the careful elaboration of wine, and an ageing cellar with a capacity for 600 French Allier oak barrels. The young oenologist, Ignacio de Miguel, studied in Madrid and Bordeaux, and trained under Carlos Falcó and Michel Rolland.
Dehesa del Carrizal Cabernet Sauvignon is aged in new French Allier oak barrels and aged for 24 months. Intense dark cherry colour, splendid mature vegetal / leather nose, elegant, complex and full-bodied with great energy and expression in the mouth, well-rounded tannins, smooth with touch of lovely softness almost sweetness, recalling rich plum cake, currants, raisins, balsam and minerals.