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Varietal: Tempranillo
Vintage: 2011
D.O.: Rioja
Winemaker: Alfredo Gonzalez
Winery: Castillo de Fuenmayor

Color: Vibrant bright pink
Nose: Softly aromatic with plenty of fresh strawberries and cream character and floral hints
Palate: Good balance between fruit and acidity; fresh, soft and clean on the palate
Food Match: Poultry, pasta and rice dishes

The winery is located near Briones in the heart of Rioja Alta and belongs to a family with one of the longest traditions in Rioja winemaking. The winemaker has access to some of the finest wines in Rioja.

The vineyards are located on clay and limestone soils in Rioja Alta around Fuenmayor, Briones and Haro with an average age of 35 years for the vines. Grapes were hand-picked in early October when conditions were dry and
temperatures steady, between 18 - 20o C. Careful selection then took place to ensure the best possible juice. Fermentation was in stainless steel tanks with the temperature regulated at 14 - 16o C. The wine sees no oak.

ALC: 13%

RS: 1.6 g/l

12 x 750 ml per case
55 cases per pallet (5 layers of 11)
Bottle UPC: 858828001866

87 Points (2008 vintage) - Wine Advocate, Issue # 181, February 2009
Recommended Rose value under $ 20

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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