The Garnacha de Fuego, a 100% Grenache cuvee, was aged in both stainless steel and neutral French oak. There are 10,000 cases for the United States. This amazing wine boasts a dark ruby/purple color along with a sweet kiss of jammy black cherries intertwined with crushed rock notes that give the wine an undeniable minerality. As it hits the palate, a full-bodied, voluptuous texture takes hold and the flavor profile moves towards blacker fruits (ripe raspberries and black currants) intermixed with camphor and forest floor. This full-bodied, rich, glycerin-filled effort should drink well for 4-5 years, perhaps longer
|The old-vines vineyards used to make this wine are situated near the village of Munebrega and were planted between 1945 and 1968. They are located in the valleys between Sierra de Pardos and Sierra de Pena Blanca. The vines are planted in two different soil types: decomposed slate and gravely red clay soils. Even though there is very little rainfall in the region, the clay holds sufficient water for the vines to obtain moisture and to be grown without irrigation. The grapes are carefully hand sorted for only perfectly mature clusters, with yields at 1.5 to 2 tons per acre. The wine is fermented in stainless steel and aged for 6 months.