Red Wine Alquez 2017

Red wine from Calatayud. Old-vines Grenache aged for 14 months in French oak barrels.

Crianza. 14 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Calatayud
Mono-variety: Grenache Red
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Availability: In stock

€8.30
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Crafted by the Alianza de Garapiteros winery, this Spanish red wine produced in the rugged, remote lands of Calatayud, located in the northern Spanish province of Aragón.

A single varietal Grenache wine, Alquez is made from grapes coming from low-yielding, over 60-year-old vines planted on slate soils at an altitude of 950 metres above sea level.

They were harvested during the second half of October and selected both in the vineyard and in the cellar. Destemmed and delicately crushed, they were macerated for 10 days prior to alcoholic fermentation.

After that, Alquez 2017 was aged in French oak barrels for 14 months with frequent stirrings of the lees in order to extract colour and phenolic compounds.

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Appearance

The old-vines Grenache Alquez has a medium cherry-coloured robe with some violet tinges.

Nose

This deep red wine from Calatayud conveys some intense notes of strawberries and raspberries, some mineral undertones, notes of chocolate and some hints of smoke and toffee.

Palate

Fresh and subtle, this old-vines Grenache shows notes of spices, red fruit, balsam and cocoa. Velvety bodied, with slightly dry tannins, great freshness and a long finish with remembrances of candied fruit, bitter herbs and chocolate.

Our personal opinion

An excellent value, Alquez 2017 faithfully conveys the remarkable character of the old Grenache vines from Aragón.

OTHER VINTAGES

Alquez 2015:

Enterwine 92. Gold Medal - Concours Grenaches du Monde 2017.

Alquez 2014:

Enterwine 92.

Alquez 2013:

Gold Medal-Concours International Grenaches du Monde 2016.

Year 2017
Type Red
D.O. Calatayud
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 20 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 14
Enterwine's Score 90
Media rating 90
Name of Award Concours Grenaches du Monde 2019: Gold Medal
Mono-Varietal Grenache Red
Pairings Birds, Bull meat, Cold meats, Duck, Grilled red meats, Hamburgers , Pasta with red sauce and meat, Poultry, Rice with meat, Roasted chicken, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Roasted turkey, Stews
Taste Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Appetizer, Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues
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Alquez
Value
I love sun-drenched Grenache wines with lots of red fruit. This was perfect for me. Ridiculously good price.
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