The Casa Benasal tier

Casa Benasal is the name of the neighbouring house to Casa Gran that also belongs to the estate. In this house we find an over 300 years old winemaking cellar. We are putting some money aside in order to finance the restoration of this ancient cellar and to be able to offer a highly interesting visit.

Besides the 300 years old cellar we can also contemplate the architecture used at that time with a big fireplace where the family gathered around during their daily lives. The entrance is covered with small stones blended with soil for a dual purpose: It helped to drive the wagon inside and it was easier to spray with water on warmer days to refresh the house.

Casa Benasal label shows a composition that represents the house with the B, its roof with a line and on top of it a die-cut drop of water that allows us to see the wine in the bottle. The butterfly provides warmth to the composition and was picked because it is one of the first insects to disappear when using pesticides.

Casa Benasal Crux

Description
Crux is a Mediterranean wine with medium body, slightly lighter than Falcata Arenal but still tasty and flavourful. It maintains the fruit aromas with a little touch of French oak notes. The wine is preserved and aged in fudre (big oak tanks) and in concrete deposits.

Grape varieties
Monastrell, Syrah and Garnacha tintorera.

Soil
Some varieties come from sandy soil, others from white clay soil.

Winemaking process
Without previous crushing, the grapes go into the tanks to be fermented with native yeasts. After that process part of the wine is kept in concrete deposits while the other goes into French oak fudre for ten to twelve months. Depending on the vintage, both parts are blended and split again for further ageing. Each grape variety becomes wine separately before being blended.

    

Casa Benasal Elegant

Description
Casa Benasal Elegant combines the trend for light body, flavourful wines with the uniqueness of our estate. A part of this wine has been preserved in concrete deposits while the other part goes into oak barrels.

Grape varieties
Syrah, Monastrell and Garnacha tintorera.

Soil
Some varieties come from sandy soil, others from white clay soil.

Winemaking process
The grapes go into the deposit without being crushed and ferment with native yeast. Afterwards part of the wine is kept in concrete deposits while the other goes into French oak barrels for ten to twelve months. Depending on the vintage, after five to six months the wine is homogenized among different barrels and some of the wine kept in the concrete deposits. Each variety becomes wine separately and then it is blended.

$36 Suggested Retail Price (SRP) in USA

   

Casa Benasal

Casa Benasal red
Young wine, complex, wide and gentle. It provides a controlled fruitiness perception from the first moment in the palate.

Syrah, Monastrell and Garnacha tintorera

Casa Benasal rosé
Refreshing wine, young and dry. It’s pleasant with enough body to sustain it. Great acidity.

Monastrell and Syrah

Casa Benasal white
Dry wine, smooth and fruity. Refreshing, yet elegant wine. Considering the varieties in the blend, someone would expect more sweetness.

Gewürztraminer and Muscat

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