GARNACHA OLD VINES, Vinos del Viento
From old bush vines in the mountainous municipality of Villarroya de la Sierra in what could be considered extreme viticulture and “Extreme Garnachas”. An ideal area for a fresher Garnacha with bright acidity and color due to large diurnal temperature shifts. Bright sunny days and cold nights.
Viticulture: The grapes are from a selection of vineyards at 800 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 25 cº. Aged on its fine lees for 4 months in concrete vats. A limited production of about 5000 bottles.
Size: 750 mL
% Alcohol: 14.5%
Grape: 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: Beautiful medium ruby colour.
Nose: Perfumed nose showing red berries aromas with notes of thyme, lavender and Mediterranean spices.
Palate: It is dry in the palate, with very soft tannins and a delicate balance. Fresh and juicy with a very long finish.
Pairing:Roasted chicken, grilled vegetables, pasta salad, risotto, mushrooms and poultry.
Recommended temperature of service: 13-14 ºC.
Awards & Recognitions:
James Suckling: 91 points