Huellas gets its first rating by Jay Miller
The 2007 vintage is the second for Huellas. There are only 580 cases of this micro-vinification and the vines are very young by standards. Nevertheless, this is a strong beginning as the 2007 Huellas, a blend of 80% Garnacha, 15% , and 5% , demonstrates. It displays an expressive nose of mineral, roasted herbs, lavender, and confiture of black fruits. Smooth textured, rich, and , it has a bit of structure along with an elegant personality. This substantial offering will deliver pleasure through 2022 if not longer.
Why: We, Christophe Brunet and Franck Massard, both trained as sommelier and above all long time friends decided in 2004 to make a dream reality by acquiring our own vineyard. Both of us were working at the time for another winery and therefore had to keep our dream quiet, thus instead of the label bearing our names, we applied our fingerprints “Huellas” on the label, which also represents for us an wine.
Location: El Molar
Age of the vines: Approximately 25 years old
Viticulture: Sustainable no use of systemic products will convert to organic. We follow moon cycles for pruning and bottling time.
Wine-making: minimum handling to respect the fruit.
Cooling of the grapes to 6ºc, and cold maceration for 2 days. All grapes are fermented separately under controlled temperature; the cabernet sauvignon is fermented in wooden vats of 400l. The other berries are fermented in tanks.
Ageing: Takes place in 20% new
Bottling with no fining and no filtration
Alcohol level: 14,5%
Total acidity (tartaric) 5,2g/l
Cabernet sauvignon 10%
This wine reflects his place of birth by displaying ripe fruit, cherries, figues and an underlying scent of thyme and rosemary. The structure is based on finely etched tannins and certain opulence in the mid-palate that is gently tamed by a mineral acidity lifting the wines and lending it a harmonious and seductive finish.