GARNACHA OLD VINES, Vinos del Viento

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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%
Unit: 12

grapes
Grape: Garnacha Tinta
appearance
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
Tasting Notes: 
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
“Aromas of blackberries, black-tea, peppercorns and sweet blueberries that follow through to a medium body, layers of fruit and a juicy finish. Direct and fun. Drink now.”

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