Acentor Garnacha 2015

Region: Calatayud D.O.

Grapes: 100% Garnacha Tinta (Red Grenache)
Vintage: 2015
Color: Red

This wine is produced from old vines, aged 50 years and older which are trained en vaso. The vineyards are located between 750 and 1000 meters above sea level and have iron-rich clay soils with many large stones.
Fruit for this wine was hand harvested in early October. The grapes were destemmed and fermented in cement tanks. Malolactic fermentation was also completed in cement. Following fermentation the wine was aged for 4 months in a combination of 50% used French oak barrels and 50% used American oak barrels.


Publication Score Comments
View from the Cellar 91+ The Acentor bottling from Isaac Fernandez is produced from vines that are more than fifty years of age, which are planted at relatively high altitudes of seven hundred and fifty to nine hundred meters above sea level, with the soils being iron-rich clay. The wine is fermented with indigenous yeasts in cement tanks and aged in a combination of French and American casks. The wine offers up a deep, ripe and nicely complex nose of black cherries, grilled venison, coffee grounds, scorched earth and a touch of fresh herbs in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and complex, with nice, plush black fruit on the attack, a good signature of soil, fine depth at the core and lovely length and grip on the ripely tannic and peppery finish. This is 14.5 percent octane, but very nicely balanced. A great, great value at fourteen dollars a bottle here in New York! 2017-2035.
Jan/Feb 2017
Vinous 90 (fermented in concrete tanks and then aged for seven months in used French and American oak barrels) Bright magenta. A deeply perfumed bouquet evokes ripe red and dark berries, violet and allspice, complemented by a subtle cracked pepper note. Juicy, gently sweet and light on its feet, offering pliant black raspberry, cherry compote and spicecake flavors and a touch of smokiness on the back half. In a plush, open-knit style, showing good heft and a long, sweet, subtly tannic finish.
2018 - 2023
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