Stylo Garnacha Old Vines 2014

Red

Spain

Ebro River Valley

Description

Augustin Cubero founded his bodega in the small town of Godojos (Zaragosa) in 1881. It remains a family-owned business, with each generation making their mark and successively taking the estate to new heights. It is presently managed by fourth-generation owners Maria Isabel and Javier Cubero.

Tasting Notes: A ripe, concentrated and intense wine that retains a strongsense of freshness and balance. Offers complex red anddark fruit aromas with hints of toast and exotic spices.Soft, sweet tannins on the palate lead to a long, freshfinish.

Serve With: Excellent with a wide range of grilled meats especially when prepared with aromatic herbs and spices like mint, rosemary, cumin, coriander, etc. It pairs equally well with flavorful vegetarian dishes like Moorish chickpea & spinach stew.

Additional information

Country

Region

Appellation

Calatayud DO

Variety

Vintage

Wine Type

UPC

097871014663

Case Code

10097871014660

Vineyards

More than 148 acres of old vines Garnacha, plus small acreage of of Tempranillo, Syrah, and Macabeo. The prized Garnacha vineyards were planted between 1934 and 1985, and are situated in slate, red clay and stony terraces at 2,800 to 3,400 ft above sea level. The low rainfall (less than 13.8 inches per year) results in naturally low yields, with just 3-4 lbs of fruit per vine! The big diurnal temperature swings (from high altitudes), result in a long, slow ripening process and fresh, well-balanced wines.

Composition

Pure, old vines Garnacha.

Viticulture

From old, untrellised Garnacha bush-vines averaging 50+ years in age. Manual harvest took place the first week of October.

Winemaking

Fermented with wild yeasts. Bodegas Augustin Cubero has a grant to study the wild yeasts of its vineyards and has been working with Navarra University on this project since 2012. Traditional fermentation at 78°F, with 10 days maceration on the skins, followed by a racking and malolactic fermentation. The wine was then aged 4 months in French oak barrels.

Alcohol

14.0%

Vegan

Farming Practices

HPS SKU

STYL101014

 

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