90WA "The 2004 Alma de Luzon (the first release of this wine) is 70% old-vine Monastrell, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Syrah. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation in new French and American oak where it was aged for 22 months. Dark ruby in color, it has an excellent bouquet of pain grille, pencil lead, scorched earth, mineral, and blueberry compote. Slightly austere on the palate, it will need 3-5 years in the cellar to round out. It has good balance and a lengthy finish but cellaring is required." - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, 90 points!
"Dark cherry, intense garnet. Spicy and intense aroma, complex aromas of candied black fruits, fine cocoa, cream timber, mineral nuances and fresh strawberries. Tasty and meaty palate, with ripe and sweet tannins, fresh and fruity. Complex black fruit, mineral and spicy tones, full, pleasant and persistent long finish." - Winery
70% Monastrell, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Syrah, aged for 22 months in new oak barrels - 60% French and 40% American.
The roots of Bodegas Luzón date back to the consecutive union of grape growers and wine producers in 1916. Throughout the last century the Bodega has seen much expansion and modernization and by the year 2000, it had reached its current size. The Fuertes Group acquired ownership of the majority of the winery in 2005,undertaking major investments to refurbish and completely modernise Bodegas Luzón to the highest standards possible. Bodegas Luzón has a total surface area of over 4.800 square meters. The newly added stone, wood and glass are sympathetic to the original structure, thus creating a perfect harmony between the tradition and innovation which makes our winery a very special place. Today, we are a modern and innovative winery, preserving the best of our past to produce wines of great personality and character. A large group of field and laboratory technicians and oenologists work hand in hand with our very experienced winemakers. The perfect symbiosis between our team and our technology results in the extraordinary wines of Bodegas Luzón.
For Alma de Luzon, grapes are harvested selectively from 50 years old owned vineyards of low production that are located 600 meters above sea level. The maceration during a period of 15/20 days, depending on the variety, in contact with the skins and does not exceed 28ºC of temperature.