Belonging to the province of Aragón, the region has gained in popularity over the last years, as it possesses a real treasure in the form of venerable, old-vines Grenache.
Produced by the Alianza de Garapiteros winery, this Spanish red wine is made from low-yielding vines grown at an altitude of 950 metres above sea level under harsh climatic conditions.
Harvested by hand and selected twice, the grapes were brought to the cellar, fermented and macerated for over a period of 10 days.
After that, this red wine from Calatayud was transferred into French oak barrels, where it was aged for 6 months on its lees with periodic pump-overs and punch-downs.
Finally, Nietro 2016 was filtered prior to its bottling.
Drink now to 2021.
The red wine Nietro has an intense, bright, medium-high cherry-coloured robe with some violet tinges and a ruby rim.
First thing we perceive in this old-vines Grenache from Calatayud are some enticing aromas of cocoa, that slowly evolve into remembrances of cherries, strawberries and blackcurrants. On the background, notes of toast, smoke, undergrowth and balsam. Remarkable aromatic balance.
Smooth and savoury. Fresh fruit, toffee, cocoa, liquor bonbons and garrigue. This red wine by Alianza de Garapiteros has a crisp, refreshing acidity, lively tannins and long, delicious finish.
|Our personal opinion||
A well-crafted, expressive old-vines Grenache, Nietro 2016 is an excellent value from Calatayud.
Extremely difficult vintage. Peñín 89.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||No|
|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||6|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Birds, Cold meats, Grilled red meats, Meat and vegitables, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Paté, Risotto, Roasted chicken, Roasted foods, Sheep´s cheese, Stews, Stuffed Chicken, Vegitables sauces, White meat with gravy|
|Taste||Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Because you deserve it, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|