Old Vines Garnacha
Calatayud DO – Aragon, Spain
Winemaker: Norrel Robertson, MW
Winery: San Gregorio
If you like your wines big, bold and full of flavour then look no further! This wine comes from the collaboration of World class winemakers and local knowledge to produce a fruit driven wine typical of the Calatayud area, which encapsulates all the ruggedness concentration and character of the old vine fruit.
WINEMAKING & VINEYARDS
Vines with an average age of over 35 years are grown on chalk and clay soils at an altitude of 600-900m. The combination of free draining soils, minimal rainfall and unique microclimate all add to the excellent colour and distinctive varietal aromas. The grapes are hand harvested, crushed and destemmed. Temperature controlled fermentation takes place at 28°C for 7 days followed by a short maceration. 15% of the wine is matured in American and French oak for 4 months before bottling.
Mid to deep purple in colour. Pronounced intense aromas of fresh raspberry and cherry, combine with more complex aromas of prune, earthy notes, and sweet spice. Full bodied on the palate with flavours of soft raspberry and wild berries that lead to a long spicy finish.
Drink with Tapas, barbequed foods, lamb and duck.
International Wine Challenge 2019 – Bronze Medal (2016 Vintage)
International Wine Challenge 2018 – 93 Points, Silver Medal (2015 Vintage)
International Wine & Spirits Competition 2018 – Silver Medal (2015 Vintage)
Decanter World Wine Awards 2018 – Bronze Medal (2015 Vintage)
Varietal: 100% Garnacha
RS: < 4 g/l
IWC 2018 Silver Award – 93 points
‘Opulent, perfumed nose with nuances of violets. Ripe, juicy palate complemented by silky tannins.’