Red Wine Garnacha de Arrayán 2016
Crianza red wine from DO Cebreros-Sierra de Gredos. Varietal old-vines aged for 14 months in French oak barrels.
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Coming from DOP Cebreros-Sierra de Gredos, one of Spain's hottest wine regions, Garnacha de Arrayán is a varietal Spanish red wine produced from old Grenache vineyards.
This single parcel Crianza red wine was crafted by Bodegas Arrayán from over 60-year-old vineyards grown in steep slate slopes near Cebreros (Ávila), at roughly 1,000 metres of altitude.
Hand-picked and carefully selected, the grapes were vinified with 30% stems in French oak vats under. After a 3-day cold maceration this Grenache from Gredos was spontaneously fermented under controlled temperature, after which it was macerated for 37 days before going through malolactic fermentation.
After that, the red wine Garnacha de Arrayán 2016 was aged in 4,300-litre French oak vats for 14 months before being bottled.
It is worth noting that this is not an ethereal, Pinot Noir-like Garnacha de Gredos. Think Priorat instead of Burgundy.
Only 6,000 bottles produced.
The red wine Garnacha de Arrayán is deep ruby with some violet glints.
This varietal Garnacha de Gredos is earthy and smokey, with dark berries, liqueur de cassis, blueberry pie, aromas of fennel and orange rind and a suggestion of spices, earth and herbs.
Powerful and deeply mineral, this wine of Bodegas Arrayán is nearing its peak. Characteristic and well-defined, with excellent acidity, great freshness and almost no rough edges. Compact and detailed, with a very long, expansive finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Depth and concentration are the two main features of Garnacha de Arrayán 2016.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||One hour before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||14|
|Other guides||J. Suckling 91.|
|Pairings||Aged cheeses, Birds, Bull meat, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Hamburgers , Pasta with red sauce and meat, Poultry, Rice with meat, Risotto, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Roasted turkey, Roasted white meats, Rosted piglet, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Vegetables|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues, To bring to an engagement|