Varietal: Tempranillo, 10% Graciano
Winemaker: Alfredo Gonzalez
Winery: Castillo de Fuenmayor
Color: Bright cherry red with garnet tints
Nose: Ripe fruit with added complexity of sweet herbs and spicy
Palate: A savory wine with chunky, spicy fruit and good acidity
and a delicate touch of fine vanilla from the oak aging.
Finish: Long and smooth
Food Match: Roast meats, especially lamb
VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION
The winery is located near Briones at the
heart of Rioja Alta. The vines, with an average age of 25 years,
are grown in top class Rioja Alta vineyards with soils composed
of clay and limestone. The grapes were picked between mid-
September and end-October, and the juice is fermented in stainless
steel tanks with the temperature controlled at 26o C. When fermentation
was done, the wine was racked into barrels for 8 months. Selection
of barrels is of particular
importance in Rioja where oak is such a critical element in winemaking.
50% of the wine went into American oak barrels and 50% into French
oak barrels. This results in the perfect balance of fruit and oak.
RS: < 2 g/l
Total acidity: 5 g/l
12 x 750 ml per case
55 cases per pallet (5 layers of 11)
Bottle UPC: 858828001071 / Case UPC: 5060108900409
Silver Medal - International Wine Challenge 2014
WINEMAKER: Alfredo Gonzalez
is a technical agricultural engineer and has a Masters Degree in
Winemaking and Oenology from the University of La Rioja. His training
as a winemaker and experience in several wineries gives him a broad
knowledge of different winemaking techniques. With a passion for
winemaking, he is committed to improving the Gran Familia brand.
His knowledge of the different vineyards and viticultural techniques
makes the winemaking process easier and gives him a greater control
over the final product.
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