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2014 Albada Tinto Garnacha Old Vines

Producer: Bodegas Virgen de la Sierra
Country/Region: Spain - Calatayud - Calatayud

ALBADA Garnacha is a young wine from very-old Grenache vines. Stress on the fruit intensity to express a true Garnacha and the terroir of origin. This is a young and fun yet very complex wine. The wine spent eight months in contact with its own lees in American Oak Barrels.
Intense ruby color with garnet and purple hues. The aromas are intense with a great varietal expression. We have a lot of red and black berries, with some notes of spice, well integrated with vanilla and leather components coming from the barrel aging in American Oak. The wine is structured and has a very nice mouthfeel, but the tannins are soft and the finish is long.

2014 Albada Tinto Garnacha Old Vines
Vintage: 2014
Grape Varietals: 100% Garnacha
ABV: 14.5%
Aging: Aged 8 months in American Oak Barrels (new + 1 year old)
Serving Temp: 60-65°F
Closure: Cork
Agricultural Method: Sustainable
Production: 5,000 cases

Wine Making Notes:

Vineyards:
ALBADA is made of 100% Garnacha coming from very old vines. Most of them are over 50 years old and many of them are up to 100 years old, thanks to the enormous dedication of the grape growers, generation after generation.

Winemaking:
After careful selection of the Garnacha grapes proceeding from 50 year-old bush vines, the grapes were destalked and crushed. The fermentation took place for 15 days at a maximum temperature of 28ºC. After the fermentation in concrete vats, the wine had an extended maceration for 2 weeks. The must was pressed and the wine spend 8 months in American Oak barrels (a blend of new barrels and 1-year old barrels).

Origin of the Name ALBADA:
The word "Albada" has two meanings: one refers to the ancient songs performed by the local vine growers, while the other means dawn. The circular art work of the label was designed by the artist Aitor Tellechea. It is an etching that represents the "Garnacha from Aragon", place of origin of this grape variety which is now spread worldwide. The circle means perfection, well-balanced power; from the beginning to the end. The course of life that begins again every season for our wine, in the vineyard.


Pairings:

Enjoy with grilled or roasted meat. Also excellent with grilled vegetables (eggplant for example)

Product Formats:

Item Number Unit Units/Case Type UPC - bottle SCC - case SRP/Unit
S0EE210018GRS 750ml 12 Glass 7 84585 01930 4 1 07 84585 01930 1 $13.99