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Characteristics of La Forcallà de Antonia
La Forcallà de Antonia is a red wine produced by Rafael Cambra in Alforins, Valencia, under the D.O. Valencia. The work philosophy of the winery it to minimise human intervention, as they believe the wine is created at the vineyard. The winery is a “bodega de garaje” (a garage winery), in that it works on a notably small scale.
The vineyards are mainly home to the Monastrell and Cabernet Sauvignon grape varieties, as well as some native varieties such as the Forcallá grape. It is a 55 year old vineyard that Rafael is attempting to recover and rejuvenate.
La Forcallà de Antonia macerates for two weeks, 10% of the grapes macerate whole. The wines is aged for 8 months in (500litre) barrels.
Serve at 16ºC
Moussaka, Roasts, Can be served with any dish, Cold meat
The excellent geographic location and wonderful climate make this area of production of red wines develop more color throughout the Spanish Levante. The climate is the Mediterranean, with an average annual temperature varies between 12 and 16 ° C, enjoying much sunshine. This region is divided into four divisions: Northwest, Alto Turia, North and Center, Valentino and southward to the border with Alicante, Clariano; Moscatel de Valencia subarea overlaps with the Valentino.
DO Valencia covered by the Bodega Rafa stands the Chamber, in Fontana dels Alforins whose maximum is total respect, resulted in minimal intervention in both the vineyards and in wine making wine for maximum purity and fruit of grapes Monastrell, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.