Las Capas Tinto 2016

Red

Spain

Ebro River Valley

Description

Las Capas is grown in the small town of Aniñón, where high-altitude vineyards are nestled next to parcels of cherry, almond and olive trees. Blended by Dan Kravitz, this crowd-pleasing, light-bodied red is big on flavor and is an exceptionally versatile food wine.

Tasting Notes: This dry red wine is a fragrant, harmonious glass, redolent of ripe red fruits (plums, cherries), with hints of earth, minerals, and Asian spices. Light to medium in body, it offers soft, seamless flavors that will enhance your comfort foods and brighten your evening.

Serve With: Excellent with grilled chicken, pasta/rice dishes (especially with tomato-based sauces) and meaty, flavorful fish dishes.

Additional information

Country

Region

Appellation

Calatayud DO

Variety

Vintage

Wine Type

UPC

097871014717

Case Code

10097871014714

Vineyards

Around 815 acres in total, mostly Garnacha, with small acreage of Tempranillo, Syrah, and Macabeo. Vineyards are planted at 2,300 to 3,400 ft above sea level. Stony (slate/limestone) soils with low organic matter and low rainfall result in naturally low yields. Vines average 30+ years in age.

Composition

63% Garnacha (18% of which is from old vines), 30% Tempranillo, 7% Macabeo.

Viticulture

From untrellised, bush-vines ranging from 15 to 70 years in age. Manual harvest. Yields of just 1 ton/acre!

Winemaking

Short, pre-fermentation cold-soak followed by 2 weeks fermentation at 74°F. Gently pressed using a vertical press and kept in stainless steel tanks until bottling.

Alcohol

13.0%

Vegan

Farming Practices

HPS SKU

CAPA012216

 

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