Anciano Old Vines Garnacha
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.
DO: Calatayud, Aragon – Spain
Winemaker: Norrel Robertson, MW
Winery: Bodega San Gregorio
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, BBQ foods, lamb and duck.
Varieties: 100% Garnacha
RS: 1.8 g/L
93 Points, Silver Medal, International Wine Challenge (2015 vintage)