Garnacha Tinta Singular
TYPE OF WINE: GENERIC DOCa Rioja 2016
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Garnacha Tinta
ALCOHOL: 14.33% Vol.
VINEYARD: Garnacha Tinta grapes located in Badarán, Rioja Alta (Valdeponzos plot) at an altitude of 700 m.
VINES: Bush vines (over 90 years old) planted in quadrat layout.
YEAR PLANTED: 1905
PRODUCTION: Grape harvest date: October 25th, 2016
GRAPE HARVEST: Manual
FERMENTATION: Fermented in small stainless steel tanks for 12 days at a controlled temperature of 24℃ to preserve its varietal character.
AGING: First stage of tank permanence resting on its lees, followed by an aging period in French oak barrels previously fortified during the fermentation of our Barrel-Fermented White.
BOTTLING DATE: May 11th, 2018
The first thing that stands out is its high intensity cherry red color, with very bright reflections and purple hues.
Notable complexity in nose, with intense aromas of fresh acid red fruit (redcurrant, strawberry and wild raspberry) characteristic of the Garnacha of our area, spicy notes from its short stay in barrel, deep aroma of violet flowers and a delicate mineral background placing us in this plot at 700 m altitude surrounded by aromatic herbs such as thyme, lavender, on an intense red ferrous clay soil.
On the palate, it is a “heritage” red wine (trend), fresh, easy on the palate, silky, with balanced acidity, intense black fruit notes with subtle balsamic notes and a long finish. Demonstrating the potential of this variety in high, cool areas and cultivation limits.