Tres Ojos
 Calatayud (Spain)

The Estate
Tres Ojos is made at the Bodega San Gregorio, a cave co-op founded in 1965 that counts 160 members. The president is Gregorio Abad Gil and the vice president is Jose Maria Hernandez.
They sell wine to nine different countries.
 The winery is located in the Ribota River Valley, some 15 kilometers north of the city of Calatayud.
Tres Ojos hails from the D.O. Calatayud, located in Aragon, a province unparalleled in Spain by its variety of landscapes (lush river valleys, mountainsides and semi-desert areas.)  The name Calatayud derives from a Moorish governor named Ayud who built a castle (qalat) at the confluence of the Jalon and Jiloca rivers (qalat Ayud.)  There has been thriving population here as far back as Roman times when the old city of Bilbilis was used as an important staging-post for the Roman legions on their way north to Gaul.


The city of Calatayud


Ayud Castle


Calatayud area


Calatayud area


"Tres Ojos" - "Three Eyes", named after a local bridge in the Calatayud with three arches

 

The Vineyards
The coop cultivates 820 hectares (2,025.40 acres) of primarily Garnacha (62%), Tempranillo (22%), 7% white Macabeo and 9% Cabernet, Syrah & Merlot (a mix).  Most of the vines are at least 40 years old and some are 50+. The vines, planted “en vaso”(head-trained) are not irrigated, offering very low production levels. Local soils are rich in limestone, marl and slate, providing plenty of opportunities to make good wine on a regular basis of which Tres Ojos is a perfect example. 









Spanish trip, June 2007

The Wines
 [ROSADO: Garnacha/Tempranillo] - [TINTO: Old Vine Garnacha]


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UPC code: 7 84585 00606 9
2013 Tres Ojos, Rosado, Garnacha Tempranillo, Calatayud 12/750ml
Fresh, crisp and juicy Rose made of 50% Garnacha and 50% Tempranillo displaying beautiful strawberry and raspberry fruits. Enjoy with salads, chicken or simply with a glass. Serve chilled.

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UPC code: 7 84585 00606 9
2012 Tres Ojos, Rosado, Garnacha Tempranillo, Calatayud 12/750ml
Fresh, crisp and juicy Rose made of 50% Garnacha and 50% Tempranillo displaying beautiful strawberry and raspberry fruits. Enjoy with salads, chicken or simply with a glass. Serve chilled.

"There nothing complicated about this wine -- it's fresh, dry and flavorful with good density of pomegranate and red berry. Fresh and vibrant, it's a steal! A 50/50 blend of Garnacha and Tempranillo."
- International Wine Review (Annual Rosé Report / April 2013), 89 pts

"(made from a 50/50 blend of garnacha and tempranillo): Dark pink. Powerful red berry aromas are complicated by notes of musky herbs and fresh flowers. Supple in texture, with good heft to its raspberry and floral pastille flavors. Shows good depth and power on the raspberry-inflected finish. I'd drink this wine like a lighter red rather than pink wine. - JR"
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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (September 2013), 88 pts


"A blend of equal parts Grenache and Tempranillo, the 2012 Rose displays lots of framboise and kir royale-like aromatics, light to medium body and a vibrant pink color. This well-made dry rose should drink well for another 8-12 months."
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #208, August 2013), 87 pts


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UPC code: 7 84585 00606 9
2011 Tres Ojos, Rosado, Garnacha Tempranillo, Calatayud 12/750ml
Fresh, crisp and juicy Rose made of 50% Garnacha and 50% Tempranillo displaying beautiful strawberry and raspberry fruits. Enjoy with salads, chicken or simply with a glass. Serve chilled.

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UPC code: 7 84585 00606 9
2010 Tres Ojos, Rosado, Garnacha Tempranillo, Calatayud 12/750ml
Fresh, crisp and juicy Rose made of 50% Garnacha and 50% Tempranillo displaying beautiful strawberry and raspberry fruits. Enjoy with salads, chicken or simply with a glass. Serve chilled.

Tres Ojos Rosado 2010, Calatayud. 14% alc. 50% garnacha/50% tempranillo. Lovely rosy-pink copper color; delicate yet fleshy, strawberries and raspberries with a touch of peach skin and a slight shadow of mulberry and limestone earthiness. Clean, dry, surprisingly seductive for the price. Drink up. Very Good. About $10.
- Bigger Than Your Head Wine Blog (February 24th 2012) click here for Article

National Retail Price: $10.99 / bottle


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UPC code: 7 84585 00611 3
2011 Tres Ojos, Old Vine Garnacha, Tinto, Calatayud 12/750ml
"Tres Ojos" means "Three Eyes", named after a local bridge in the city of Calatayud with three arches.
Made from 85% Old Vine Garnacha (40-50 year old vines), 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Tempranillo and 1% Syrah. The wine ferments for 7 days at 30ºC, followed by 14 days maceration on the skins. Aged 12 months in large stainless steel vats. Cold stabilized and lightly filtered before bottling. 
The wine has a brick red color with a bouquet of red raspberries, spice and white pepper. The palate is incredibly concentrated and rich. The modern styles of Garnacha in Spain are continuously being perceived worldwide as wines of extraordinarily good quality. This wine is fruity, juicy and shows a great depth, ripe tannins, length but yet with wonderful elegance and lightness. Enjoy with sausages, roasted meats, aged cheeses etc.

"With a hint of rubber and asphalt, the bouquet on this value wine is generous and topped with blackberry and dark plum aromas. The palate is grabby, with clampy tannins and black-fruit flavors mixed with chocolate and spice. The earthy, lightly herbal finish with rubbery nuances is nice. — M.S."
- Wine Enthusiast (July 2013), 89 pts + BEST BUY

#8 in the TOP 100 Best Buy wine list for 2013



"This Garnacha is sourced from 40+ year old vines and includes small amounts of Cabernet Saivignon, Tempranillo and Syrah. It offers dark berry fruit, earth and graphite on the nose. On the palate, it is nicely focused with more ripe fruit, briar and spice and firm tannins on the finish. GREAT VALUE"
- International Wine Review (December 2013), 89+ pts

"(includes 7% caberndet sauvignon, 7% tempranillo and 1% syrah; no oak): Bright purple. Exotic aromas of dark berry preserves, plum and dried flowers Supple and jammy on the palate, offering plush black and blue fruit and a hint of white pepper. Finishes with soft tannins and warm, lingering blue fruit and spice qualities. - JR"
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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (September 2013), 88 pts


"The 2011 Old Vine Garnacha is composed of 85% old vine Grenache (40-50 years old) and the rest dollops of Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo and Syrah. Aged in stainless steel, this is a naked Grenache offering jammy raspberry fruit intermixed with black currant, loamy, dusty soil, roasted herb and peppery characteristics. Medium-bodied and silky textured, it comes across as a Spanish version of a French Cotes du Rhone. Enjoy it over the next several years."
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #208, August 2013), 86 pts


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UPC code: 7 84585 00611 3
2010 Tres Ojos, Old Vine Garnacha, Tinto, Calatayud 12/750ml
"Tres Ojos" means "Three Eyes", named after a local bridge in the city of Calatayud with three arches.
Made from 100% Old Vine Garnacha (40-50 year old vines). The wine ferments for 7 days at 30ºC, followed by 14 days maceration on the skins. Aged 12 months in large stainless steel vats. Cold stabilized and lightly filtered before bottling. 
The wine has a brick red color with a bouquet of red raspberries, spice and white pepper. The palate is incredibly concentrated and rich. The modern styles of Garnacha in Spain are continuously being perceived worldwide as wines of extraordinarily good quality. This wine is fruity, juicy and shows a great depth, ripe tannins, length but yet with wonderful elegance and lightness. Enjoy with sausages, roasted meats, aged cheeses etc.

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UPC code: 7 84585 00611 3
2009 Tres Ojos, Old Vine Garnacha, Tinto, Calatayud 12/750ml
"Tres Ojos" means "Three Eyes", named after a local bridge in the city of Calatayud with three arches.
Made from 100% Old Vine Garnacha (40-50 year old vines). The wine ferments for 7 days at 30ºC, followed by 14 days maceration on the skins. Aged 12 months in large stainless steel vats. Cold stabilized and lightly filtered before bottling. 
The wine has a brick red color with a bouquet of red raspberries, spice and white pepper. The palate is incredibly concentrated and rich. The modern styles of Garnacha in Spain are continuously being perceived worldwide as wines of extraordinarily good quality. This wine is fruity, juicy and shows a great depth, ripe tannins, length but yet with wonderful elegance and lightness. Enjoy with sausages, roasted meats, aged cheeses etc.

"Vivid purple. Fresh dark berry aromas offer good straightforward, jammy appeal. Light-bodied raspberry and blackberry flavors become more bitter with air and pick up a zesty peppery quality. Brisk and refreshing wine with good finishing cut and decent persistence. This is a solid value."
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Sept/Oct 2011), 87 pts

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Tres Ojos Old Vine Garnacha 2009, Calatayud. 14.5% alc. Always an enjoyable little wine and good value; bright, clean, vivid with red and black currant and blackberry scents and flavors, a whiff of black pepper, savory and a little briery and brambly. Simple, direct, tasty; an appealing quaff for burgers and pizza. Very Good. About $10."
- Bigger Than Your Head Wine Blog (February 24th 2012) click here for Article

"Rubbery and dark on the nose, with lots of black plum and cherry to ponder. The palate is firm and balanced, with round, rubbery, roasted plum and dark berry flavors. Full, nice and long enough on the finish to keep you involved. — M.S."
- Wine Enthusiast (November 2011), 87 pts + BEST BUY

National Retail Price: $9.99 / bottle