GARNACHA BLANCA, Vinos del Viento
From the highest vineyard in the Somontano region in the Pyrenees mountains comes this fresh and balanced Garnacha Blanca
Viticulture: The grapes are from a selection of vineyards at 650 metres above sea level, with poor clay calcareous rocky soil with lots of stones (canto rodado). The vines are more than 30 years old, dry-farmed, trellised and hand-harvested.
Winemaking: The fermentation took place in stainless steel vats at 16-18 cº. Aged on its fine lees for 4 months. A limited production of about 6000 bottles.
Size: 750 mL
% Alcohol: 12.5%
Grape: 85% Garnacha Blanca 15% Chardonnay
Viticulture: The vineyard is located near the Santa Bárbara hermitage in the municipality of Tabuenca, a “Mars like” terroir with a mixture of basal, siliceous sandstones of intense red color and shale on a mountain ridge at almost 900 metres above sea level. The vines are more than 50 years old, dry-farmed, bush-trained and hand-harvested.
Winemaking: The fermentation was carried out by wild yeasts. 500 kg. were whole cluster fermented and another 500kg. were fermented in open-top barrels, the remaining grapes were fermented in concrete. Aged in a mixture of used and new French Oak barrels for 12 months. The production for 2016 was approximately 1800 bottles
Appearance: Pale lemon colour.
Nose: The nose shows intense primary aromas of lime and lemon, cut grass, peppery rocket, jasmine and hints of cantaloupe melon.
Palate: It is dry and refreshing in the mouth, with fresh stone fruit and citrus flavours with a persistent juicy and slightly creamy finish.
Pairing: Grilled salmon, roasted vegetables, cured cheeses, salads and as a refreshing
Recommended temperature of service: 7-8 ºC.
Awards & Recognitions:
Robert Parker: 90 points 2018 vintage Moderate alcohol and soft acidity. This is varietal, clean and expressive, with notes of waxy apples, flowers and pollen. The palate is balanced and tasty, very pleasant.
James Suckling: 92 points 2017 vintage Attractive, lemon blossom, apple and pear aromas and flavors. Slight lees undertone. Medium body. Creamy texture. Real wine. Drink now.