Grapes: 100% Garnacha Tintorera
The Garnacha Tintorera for this wine is harvested from the highest altitude vineyards of the wineries holdings from vineyards 1100 meters or higher. These vineyards show exclusively chalky soils. The vineyards are dry-farmed and trained in the traditional, vaso, vase-like manner. Vines are between 25 and 50 years old. As a function of the altitude and soil, this wine is the most elegant expression from the winery.
The grapes see cool fermentations in stainless steel tanks, looking to maintain freshness of aroma. Once alcoholic fermentation is over the grapes are drained and pressed prior to racking back to the stainless steel tanks for malolactic fermentation.
View from the Cellar
The 2015 is another excellent wine, as this offers up a fine bouquet of blackberries, chalky soil tones, Alicante Bouschet’s autumnal tones, chicory and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is fullish, focused and nicely light on its feet, with a good core of sappy black fruit, fine balance and grip and just a touch of backend tannin on the tangy and complex finish. I like how this wine closes with a nice touch of bitterness that plays off of the sappy core and really works nicely at the table. Once again, an absolute steal! 2017-2030. Jan/Feb 2017
(raised entirely in stainless steel tanks) Bright ruby. Aromas of ripe dark berries, cherry and violet pick up a smoky topnote as the wine opens up. Supple and gently sweet, offering blueberry, cherry liqueur and floral pastille flavors enlivened by a suggestion of white pepper. The long, fruit-dominated finish shows good clarity, supple tannins and an echo of smokiness. Spain’s New Releases, Part 2: Triumphs and Travails – May 16, 2017