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Baltasar Gracián Viñas Viejas 2016

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Regular Price: €8.60

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Baltasar Gracián Viñas Viejas 2016

Characteristics

  • Crianza. 10 Months in French and American oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 15

Score

93
Enterwine Score 93
93
Media rating 93

Availability: In stock

Regular Price: €8.60

Special Price €7.90

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Details

The Bodegas San Alejandro winery crafts this Baltasar Gracián Viñas Viejas from 60 to 80 year old vineyards.

Those old Grenache vines are located in the harsh region of Calatayud, in the northern Spanish province of Aragón, and are planted at an altitude of 1,100 metres above sea level.

The grapes of this Spanish red wine were harvested by hand, destemmed and fermented in stainless steel tanks.

Then they were aged for 10 months in 70% American and 30% French oak barrels.

Finally, Baltasar Gracián Viñas Viejas 2016 was naturally filtered and stabilized.

Prior to its release, this red wine from Calatayud was aged for a further 6 months in the cellar.

Decant 30 minutes before drinking. Drink until 2022.

Additional Information

Appearance

The red wine Baltasar Gracián Viñas Viejas has a clean, bright cherry colour with a violet rim.

Nose

This red wine from Calatayud is quite intense. Expressive aromas of ripe red fruit, black fruit preserve, underbush, toast and spices.

Palate

Savoury and intense, this old-vines Grenache by Bodegas San Alejandro shows yummy notions of ripe fruit, interesting mineral undertones, a dash of undergrowth, and some dim spicy remembrances. Very good acidity, ripe tannins and long, toasted finish.

Our personal opinion

A must-have for Grenache lovers, Baltasar Gracián Viñas Viejas 2016 is a phenomenal value.

OTHER VINTAGES

Baltasar Gracián Viñas Viejas 2015:

Enterwine 93. Parker 90. Peñín 92.

Baltasar Gracián Viñas Viejas 2012:

Gold Medal-Grenaches du Monde Contest. Peñín 91.

Baltasar Gracián Viñas Viejas 2011:

Gold Medal-Bacchus Contest. Peñín 90.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Catalunya
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes 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 and American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 10
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, bluefish, Goat cheese, Grilled red meats, Mushrooms, Paté, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb ribs, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Fruity and Fresh, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Appetizer, Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion
  1. Garnacha review by Aragon on 11/4/2017
    Value

    Yes, Aragon seems to be like the Ali Baba cave for Grenache. This sells for a song and is as good as many wines three times the price.

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