Our Altiplano Garnacha grape is a true survivor. Surrounded by Bobal plantations and planted strictly in dry conditions, the Garnacha radiates a special kind of personality and elegance.
Vineyard and viticulture
Vineyards located in El Terrerazo estate, situated 800m above the Mediterranean. Composed of Dolomite limestone that has a chalky/sandy texture.Traditional viticulture employed, using a strictly non-irrigated gobelet system. Ground is maintained with an alternating vegetable cover. A process that is respectful of the environment at all times.
Organic wine. Suitable for vegans.
Manual harvest using 15kg boxes. Harvest carried out in two phases, during the last half of September. Average yield of 1.9-2.2kg/vine or 2.200 vines/HA.
Cold maceration on top of harvest boxes. De-stemming carried out on double sorting table followed by gentle crushing. Fermented in 50 and 80HL oak tanks with 20% of the grapes’ stem added gradually in fine layers for 10-13 days and worked exclusively using pigeages. Post-fermentation maceration carried out for an additional 8-10 days. Manual emptying by gravity using only grape must.
6-8 months of mixed aging in 225L French oak casks and 35Hl tanks.
June – July
Alc. / Vol: 13,5 -14%
Ph: 3,5 – 3,54
Total SO2: 0,070 – 0,095 g / l
Total acidity: 6 – 6,5 g / l
Residual sugars: 1,5 g / l
Now and over the next 5 years.
Tastes great with...
Mountain rice dishes and soft stews. The wine´s acidity further accentuates dishes such as chickpea stews, potato or meats such as lamb. It is goes very well with fatty fish, cured cheeses, cecina and cured meats.
(*) Properties might differ slightly according to the values of each particular harvest.
Awards & Distinctions
• The Wine Advocate: La Garnacha 2014 – 91 points
• The Wine Advocate: La Garnacha 2015 – 90 points
• Guía Peñín: La Garnacha 2015 – 90 points
• Decanter: La Garnacha 2014 – ‘Platinum Best Value Regional Spanish Red’
• The Wine Advocate: La Garnacha 2016 – 91 points
• Guía Peñín: La Garnacha 2015 – 92 points
• The Wine Advocate: La Garnacha 2017 – 92 points
Ctra. N-330, km 195
46300 El Terrerazo-Utiel (Valencia) +34 96 216 82 60
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