ARTIGA – “OLD VINES”- GARNACHA 2016
Denominación de Origen (D.O.) Campo de Borja (Aragón, Spain).
The oldest vines were planted in 1958 in an area of 250 hectares, at a density of approximately 2,500 vines per hectare. The vineyard is situated in the small town of Magallón, at the foot of the Sierra de Moncayo mountain range. Here, the vineyard benefits from a unique micro-climate of long, hot summers and fiercely cold and dry
The loose, rocky soils provide excellent aeration and drainage, abound in limestone and offer very low levels of organic material. There result is Borja’s characteristically small, bush-like vines, where the Garnacha thrives.
Hand-harvested during the final fortnight of October, the Garnacha grapes are fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. The temperature is controlled initially at 25°C, reaching 30°C after 21 days.
Alc. by Vol.: 14.0% Total Acidity: 6.1 g/l. Total Sugars: 3.9 g/l.
Tall Bordeaux-style green bottle with a choice of natural cork, or screwcap closure.
The wine is fresh from October’s harvest with neither oak nor bottle aging. Instead, the emphasis is on developing and expressing the fresh, naturally fruit-driven characteristics of ripe grapes.
Deep, rich purplish tones all the way to the rim of the glass with intense aromas of ripe red berries and a sweet jamminess on the nose. Silky-smooth in the mouth with just 3 grams of residual sugar providing a long-lasting and pleasant aftertaste. The perfect match for richly-flavoured meats, roast veg and mature cheeses. Also great with traditional Spanish fare, such as pata negra cured serrano ham or spicy chorizo sausage.
The wine is ready to enjoy now and should be enjoyed within the next 2-3 years. Enjoy at room temperature (or around 18°C) or even slightly chilled on a warm summer’s evening. Best served with fine food and good friends.
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