An homage to the prematurely deceased, sadly missed daughter of Fernando Remírez de Ganuza, this high-end red wine is made from a blend of Tempranillo and Graciano grapes coming from Viña La Coqueta, arguably the very best plot of the winery.
Harvested by hand, the grapes were selected both in the vineyard and in the cellar.
Carefully destemmed, alcoholic fermentation took place in 7,000 French oak vats.
After that, the wine was drawn off and transferred into French oak barrels in order to complete malolactic fermentation and a 22-month ageing period.
Finally, the wine was aged for a further 3 years in the cellar to round it and make it more harmonious and balanced.
The profits derived from the sellings of the 2003 and 2004 vintages of María Remíred de Ganuza Reserva were given to the Spanish Association against Cancer to help it finance research projects.
The profits derived from the 2005 and 2006 vintages will be donated to The Down Syndrome Foundation of Spain.
High cherry-coloured robe with a violet rim.
Intense aromas of blackcurrants, mulberries, lavender and liquorice, combined with remembrances of balsam, graphite, black truffles, undergrowth, tobacco leaves, cedar, incense and dry earth.
Real class. Deep mineral undertones, notes of graphite and amarena cherries, nicely intertwined with remembrances of roasted coffee, cocoa, wild berries and blue flowers. Truly elegant and harmonious, with a crisp acidity and a very long, evocative finish.
|Our personal opinion||
María Remírez de Ganuza Reserva 2005 is a great wine with a remarkable ageing potential. Drink now until 2025. Decant it 1 hour minimum before drinking.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||One hour 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||22|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||"Tempranillo":"93" "Graciano":"7"|
|Pairings||Birds, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Rosted piglet|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, To bring to an engagement|