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Baltasar Gracián Garnacha Nativa 2014

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Baltasar Gracián Garnacha Nativa 2014

Characteristics

  • Crianza. 12 Months in French oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 15

Score

93
Enterwine Score 93
93
Media rating 93

Availability: In stock

€23.50
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Details

Stylishly dressed in a black Burgundy bottle, Baltasar Gracián Garnacha Nativa is a first-class Spanish red wine produced by Bodegas San Alejandro in the town of Miedes de Aragón, at the heart of the Calatayud DO, a region believed to be the cradle of Grenache.

The grapes of this exceptional single varietal Grenache come from 80-year-old plants that grow at an altitude of 900 metres above sea level. Plots are located on steep slopes, with soils mainly composed of schist, slate and pebble stones. Climate is continental, and yields are below 2,500 kilograms per hectare.

Harvested in the second half of October, this Crianza red wine from Calatayud was first cold-soaked, and then fermented and macerated. The three processes were carried out in concrete vats. Then the wine was transferred into new French oak barrels and aged for 12 months.

We suggest that you decant Baltasar Gracián Garnacha Nativa 2014 a minimum of 1 hour before drinking.

Drink until 2024.

Additional Information

Appearance

The wine Baltasar Gracián Garnacha Nativa has an exuberant, high cherry robe with a garnet hue at the rim.

Nose

Great varietal expression, with the depth that only an old-vines Grenache can provide. Loads of red fruit, impressively intense, with some liquor hints, notes of toast and smoke and aromas of oriental spices over a mineral and earthy background. There is also a distant echo of flowers and aromatic herbs.

Palate

Smooth and intense on the palate, this wine by Bodegas San Alejandro is an ode to terroir, and a very expressive one indeed. Intensely mineral and earthy, with succulent red fruit, a panoply of oriental spices, delicate wooden notes and subtle mineral touches. Big but really supple, with a tense acidity and ripe, savoury tannins. This red wine from Calatayud has a long finish with a smokey and mineral aftertaste. 

Our personal opinion

Those old vines really put this Baltasar Gracián Garnacha Nativa 2014 a step above the average Grenache wine. A great wine from the birthplace of Grenache. 

OTHER VINTAGES

Baltasar Gracián Garnacha Nativa 2013:

Enterwine 94.

Baltasar Gracián Garnacha Nativa 2011:

Peñín 93.

Year 2014
Type Red
D.O. Catalunya
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18º
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Parker Score No
Peñin Score No
Our Score 93
Media rating 93
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal Grenache Red
Percentage of variety No
Pairings Birds, Bull meat, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Mushrooms, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Sheep´s cheese, Stews, Vegetables
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Because you deserve it, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
  1. gracian garnacha review by Lamont Cranston on 2/28/2019
    Value

    Super deep and earthy red, full of damson, sloe and strawberry. Structured and high-acidic, bold but not samey.

  2. nativa grenache review by Elaine on 11/4/2017
    Value

    I think this is the top product of the winery, and you really feel the difference. This red wine has a particular depth, more concentration and precision, and is super delicious.

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