The Bodegas San Alejandro winery crafts Baltasar Gracián Viñas Viejas from 60 to 80 year old vines.
The grapes of this Spanish red wine were harvested by hand, destemmed and fermented in stainless steel tanks.
Then they were aged for 12 months in French oak vats and oak barrels.
Finally, Baltasar Gracián Viñas Viejas 2017 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 this Grenache from Aragón 30 minutes before drinking.
The red wine Baltasar Gracián Viñas Viejas has a clean, bright cherry colour with a violet rim.
This red wine from Calatayud is quite intense. Expressive aromas of ripe red fruit, with hints of black fruit preserve, underbush, toast and spices.
Savoury and intense, this wine from Bodegas San Alejandro shows yummy notions of ripe fruit, interesting mineral undertones, a dash of undergrowth, and some dim spicy remembrances. Baltasar Gracián El Héroe has a very good acidity, ripe tannins and long, toasted finish.
|Our personal opinion||
A must-have for Grenache lovers, Baltasar Gracián Viñas Viejas 2017 is a phenomenal value.
Baltasar Gracián Viñas Viejas 2016:
Aged for 10 months in American and French oak barrels. Enterwine 93. Peñín 92.
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.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|Other guides||Jancis Robinson - 17.5/20.|
|Name of Award||International Challenge Wine 2019: Medalla de Plata.|
|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|
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.