wines

LA GARNACHA

Designation of origin:
DO BIERZO
Grape variety:
Garnacha Tintorera
Harvest:
2016
Vineyard:
Head-pruned old vines, planted on slopes at more than 650m.
Soil:
Soil very poor in organic matter, with an large percentage of decomposed slate and clay.
Elaboration:
Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures. Maceration of the skins is performed using the bazuqueos technique without pumps, for a total of 15 days. 30% of the bunches were fermented with their own scrap. Malolactic fermentation in oak barrels, followed by 12 months’ aging “sur lie” in French oak barrels of 225 and 300 litres during 12 months.
Bottled without clarifying.
Alcohol content:
14,5% Vol
Annual production:
1050 bottles.
Tasting notes:
Intense and vivid red cherry colour.

The nose is intense and complex. Floral hints of ripe fruit and flowers predominate, accompanied by violet floral notes, elegant dark and red fruits notes, accompanied by lower and elegant balsamic ans mineral notes, clearly defining the terroir and its character. Good attack on the palate. With ripe and rounded tannins, the wine is voluminous and velvety without nice
acidity balance. The fruit is in perfect harmony with the aromas of oak and the intense minerality, achieving a deep and complex finish. Harmonious wine, long and persistent.
Guides ranking:
GUIA PEÑIN 2019 91