Dominio de Artiga – GRAN RESERVA 2009
Denominación de Origen Protegida (D.O.P.) Valdepeñas, Spain
As one of the country’s oldest winemaking regions, recognised as an official appellation of origin since 1932, Valdepeñas is home to some of Spain’s oldest vines. Some of our Tempranillo vines date back to the year of our winery’s foundation in 1904 and their precious grapes are blended with those of our younger ones.
Clay and lime soils with fiercely cold winters and hot, dry summers.
The ripe Tempranillo grapes were selected from only our finest old vines between late August and early September (average age of vines at time of harvest = 35 years) and fermented slowly at a controlled temperature of 20-22°C. This slow, cool process helps to preserve all the intrinsic qualities of Spain’s most noble autochthonous grape. The wine was then decanted into 225L oak barrels to begin the aging process in our temperature controlled barrel room.
ABV: 13% Total Acidity: 5.5 g/l. Total Sugars: 2.8 g/l.
Matured in our temperature-controlled cellars for 60 months, with a minimum of 18 months spent in small semi-new French and American oak barrels, prior to bottling.
Our Gran Reserva will be in its prime for the next 6-8 years.
Dominio de Artiga Gran Reserva’s rich dark fruit flavours are married with the smooth vanilla and mocha notes imparted by the oak. The long maturation gives this wine a teasingly smooth and velvety texture with a delightfully long finish. Dominio de Artiga Gran Reserva makes the perfect match for roast lamb, barbecued ribs and hearty stews.
“Our Dominio de Artiga Gran Reserva is ready to be enjoyed now and will soften with age over next few years. I serve it at room temperature (around 18°C) with fine food and good friends”
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