DOMINIO DE ARTIGA – GRAN RESERVA 2009
D.O. Campo de Borja (Aragón), North-Eastern Spain.
The oldest vines were planted by our founding father, Señor Ruberte, in 1958 in an area of 50 hectares. Our estate has since grown to 250 hectares with vines planted at a density of approximately 2,000 per hectare. The vineyards are situated in and around the small town of
Magallón, at the foot of the Sierra de Moncayo mountain range. Here, the vineyards benefit from a unique micro-climate of long, hot summers and fiercely cold and dry winters in which the local grapes can flourish.
Unusually dry, limestone soils with some clay, producing Borja’s characteristically small, bush-like vines.
80% Garnacha / 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
The wine of our oldest Garnacha vineyard was blended with that of our Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard which lies slightly higher up on the slopes of the Moncayo foothills. All our grapes were hand-picked and placed on the sorting table where our winemakers, Susana and Pamela, selected the finest grapes for Dominio de Artiga. The musts from the first pressing of the grapes were fermented slowly at a very low temperature in stainless steel tanks, allowing us to preserve and develop the natural fruit-driven vibrancy of our local grapes. After blending, the young wine was placed in 225 litre French oak barrels where the aging process began.
Alc. by Vol: 14% Total Acidity: 5.1 g/l. Total Sugars: 2.9 g/l.
Our 500 year-old aging cellar was cut deep into the mountain by our ancestors and it now houses the French oak barrels used to age our Dominio de Artiga Gran Reserva wines. The wine was aged in 225L French oak casks for 4 years before being transferred to larger American oak barrels for another 4 years to continue the gentle ageing process. After bottling, the wine is laid down prior to release.
Will improve with age over the next 3-5 years.
Dominio de Artiga Gran Reserva 2005 blends the rich, spicy character of our old bush vines with the luscious, yet subtle, vanillic aromas imparted by oak. The velvet-smooth palate has a long-lasting, voluptuous finish. Succulent roast lamb and fillet steak make ideal partners for our Gran
Reserva, while our neighbours often enjoy it with their local cochinillo (suckling pig) – delicious!
“My 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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