GARNACHA DE MONTAÑA, Vinos del Viento
Hand harvested Old vines, Dry farmed
7 months in new and neutral French oak
Campo de Borja is the self-proclaimed “Garnacha Empire” and rightfully so. It has an intense, dry continental climate with less than 400mm. of rain per year together with the old grarled vines which are more than 30-50 years+ old make an intensely aromatic wine.
Viticulture: 30-50 year old bush vines, which are dry-farmed and grown in the higher part of the Ainzon municipality. Calcareous and sandtone soils with reddish shades due to iron content. The grapes were picked by hand during the second week of October.
Winemaking: The fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at 26º, with a prolonged maceration of two weeks. Afterwards it perfected for 7 months in 225L French oak barrels.
Size: 750 mL
% Alcohol: 15%
Grape: 100% Garnacha Tinta
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: Deep and bright ruby colour.
Nose: Intense nose displaying complex aromas of ripe dark cherries, red plums and hints of vanilla and spices.
Palate:It is dry in the mouth with a harmonious balance, supple tannins and a very tasty fruit concentration filling the mouth with ripe juice, ending in a long finish.
Pairing:Tapas, charcuterie, lamb roast, stew, poultry, cured cheeses.
Recommended temperature of service: 14ºC.
Awards & Recognitions:
Robert Parker: 89 points
Peñín Guide (2019): 90 points and 4 stars for price-quality relationship.
Jancis Robinson (Ferran Centelles): 16/20