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GRAN FAMILIA

Varietal: Tempranillo, 10% Graciano
D.O.: Rioja
Winemaker: Alfredo Gonzalez
Winery: Castillo de Fuenmayor

TASTING NOTES
Color: Bright cherry red with garnet tints
Nose: Ripe fruit with added complexity of sweet herbs and spicy notes
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.

TECHNICAL DATA
ALC: 12.5%

RS: < 2 g/l
Total acidity: 5 g/l
pH: 3.6

PACKAGING INFORMATION
12 x 750 ml per case
55 cases per pallet (5 layers of 11)
Bottle UPC: 858828001071 / Case UPC: 5060108900409


PRESS
Silver Medal - International Wine Challenge 2014

WINEMAKER: Alfredo Gonzalez
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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