Red wine from D.O. Calatayud (100% Garnacha).
There are Garnachas that fall in love, like the one of this wine, awarded in previous vintages with the Gold Medal of the international Competition ‘Garnachas of the World’. Thus, Viñas Viejas is a good exponent of the good moment of live the wines made with this variety of Aragonese origin. The name of this expressive, concentrated and balanced wine is a tribute to the Zaratean writer Baltasar Gracián, considered one of the best Spanish writers of the seventeenth century, and who was born a few kilometers from the place where the winery is located. Alejandro).
Vineyards with natural drainage. Mountainous area with altitudes between 800 and 1000 meters. Age of the vineyards from 60 to 80 years. Soil of ground of pebbles and slates. Continental climate (dry summers and cold winters). Yield, average of 3000 kg / ha.
Fermentation in stainless steel tanks for 20 to 25 days at between 28 and 30ºC. Aging for approximately 10 months in French oak barrels of 225 and 500 liters.
Pillar red color. I nose a bunch of aromas of forest fruits and red fruits. Its aromatic intensity reveals mineral and balsamic tones wrapped in a touch of clean wood.
Good mouth, tasty, intense fruit concentration and toasted tones that leave a persistent and balanced memory. Optimum consumption up to 2020.
Perfect to pairy with red meats and game dishes, grills and stews, as well as spoon dishes such as legumes.
The terroir is the unique flavor of a specific place that is expressed in a wine. It is the magic of that particular area, its geography, geology, climate. In Bodegas San Alejandro they like to call it “the sense of place”. And that is the secret that exists behind their vineyards located between the highest in Spain between 700 and 1100 m altitude and have natural conditions of absolute privilege. Extreme conditions very conducive to obtaining unique crops. Highly provoked by the high altitude, where there is a beautiful aeration and creates a contrast of temperatures between day and night very healthy. Where their sloping soils, very poor in nutrients and with little access to water, regulate their production yields very low. Where the harvests are the latest in all of Europe.