The Grandes Vinos y Viñedos winery group was founded in 1997 after a group of wineries in the Cariñena D.O. of Spain decided to work together to make the best wines and cultivate the best vineyards in the region. Over the years this winery has established itself as the best winery in the autonomous community of Aragón as well as one of the most successful wineries of Spain. This winery´s new facility opened in 2002 with over 645,000 square feet (60,000 square meters) of area. The Grandes Vinos y Viñedos winery is committed to both the production of high quality wine while giving the utmost respect to the environment. As a result we are now being provided with distinctive and unique wines from the Grandes Vinos y Viñedos winery.
This winery has over 4,000 hectares of grapevines which are situated between 1,050 and 2,800 feet (320 and 850 meters) above sea level at the foot of the Sierras de Algairén and Pecos Mountain ranges between the Huerva and Jalón rivers. At the foothills of the Sierras de Algairén there are poor soils that are full of bed rock while the valley soils are reddish-brown. This terroir has a continental micro-climate that can be characterized by cold winters and very hot summers with little annual rainfall that is normally less than 17 inches (435 millimeters) per year.
The wines from the Grandes Vinos y Viñedos winery in Cariñena, Aragón, are crafted from the single varietal or blend of Grenache, Carignan (Cariñena), Tempranillo, Merlot, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon for their red wines and Macabeo and Chardonnay for their white wines. Of these grapevines, 30% of these vines are older than 40 years-old with an average age of 25 years-old.
The wines from the Grandes Vinos y Viñedos winery are labeled under different marks as they are crafted from distinctive small vineyards that are part of this winery group. Each of these small wineries carries their own personal seal to reflect their unique micro-terroirs. These marks include wines from Monasterio de las Viñas in San José de Aguarón; Corona de Aragón which is the leading winery in this winery conglomeration, and Beso de Vino which is the more elegant tear of this winery group. From these wineries we have the serious and elegant wine vintages: Anayón and Las Pizarras. The most recent project of the Grandes Vinos y Viñedos winery group is El Circo. This winery crafts incredibly priced wines that are inspired by the grand spectacles of the world´s finest circus.
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