"2010 Garnacha de Fuego is 100% old-vine (65-85 years of age) Garnacha from the DO of Calatayud. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it offers up aromas of pure black cherries and violets. Dense on the palate and remarkably rich for its humble price, this great value over-delivers big-time. Drink this pleasure-bent effort over the next 3-4 years."
|The old-vines vineyards used to make this wine are situated near the village of Munebrega and were planted between 1945 and 1968. They are located in the valleys between Sierra de Pardos and Sierra de Pena Blanca. The vines are planted in two different soil types: decomposed slate and gravely red clay soils. Even though there is very little rainfall in the region, the clay holds sufficient water for the vines to obtain moisture and to be grown without irrigation. The grapes are carefully hand sorted for only perfectly mature clusters, with yields at 1.5 to 2 tons per acre. The wine is fermented in stainless steel and aged for 6 months.