Anciano (10 Years) 2003
Winemaker: Javier M. Astasio
Winery: Bodegas Navalon
Color: Dark ruby color fading to brick red
at the edges
Nose: Spicy notes of leather and vanilla
Palate: Intense aromas of fruit compote and licorice
Finish: Long and velvety
Food pairings: Best served with lamb and hearty stews and casseroles
The stony vineyards of Valdepeñas,
where the soil is clayey lime, are found in the center of Spain
where the continental climate - cold winters and hot dr y summers
is suited to producing intensely fruity, long-lasting red wines.
The Tempranillo grapes we re hand-picked from 30 year old vines.
Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks before the ageing
process began in a combination of French, American and Hungarian
oak casks with different toasting le vels, achieving the complex
bouquet and flavors of this exceptional wine.
pH: 3.55 to 3.75
RS: < 3 g/l
TA: 4.6- 5.0 g/l
VA: 0.5 - 0.7 g/l
Lees contact: No
Free SO2: 15 - 35 mg/l
SO2: 100 - 140 mg/l
Suitable for vegans/vegetarians: Yes / Yes
12 x 750 ml per case
60 cases per pallet (4 layers of 15)
Bottle UPC: 858828001323 / Case UPC: 5060108901659
Rating by The Wine Advocate
90 Points (2001 Vintage) - Wine Advocate, Issue # 195,
“Even better is the 2001 Gran Reserva (from a superior vintage).
Deeper in color than the 2003 [Aged 7 Years] and with greater complexity
both aromatically and on the palate, this outstanding value will
provide pleasure for both mind
and body over the next 6 - 8 years.”
VALDEPENAS D.O. - AGING REQUIREMENTS
Gran Reserva wines undergo a minimum aging
period of 60 months, 18 of which are spent in oak barrels with a
maximum capacity of 330 liters, and the remaining time in the bottle.