GRAN FAMILIA RUEDA 2012
Winemaker: Angel Calleja
Winery: Agricola Castellana
Color: Yellow pale color, bright and clean
Nose: Ripe, tropical fruit aromas
Palate: Elegant, crisp and fresh with flavors of apple and zesty citrus fruits
Finish: Long and delicious
Food Match: Excellent as an aperitif or as a partner to seafood, pasta or white meat dishes
VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION
The vineyards are located on typical terrace soil with different layers. The first layer is rich in river pebbles.
The second layer is made of sand and the third layer is limestone. This soil is poor in organic material
but very warm due to the mixture in first stratums of sand and pebbles.
Under the protection of the fertile waters of the Duero, the Rueda D.O. is located at a height of 2,395 feet, subject to
very long and cold winters and short springs with late frosts and hot summers. The difference in temperature between
day and night, typical of high lands, helps balance sugars and acidity, thanks to the cold nights. Sunshine is over
2,600 hours per year.
day and night, typical of high lands, helps balance sugars and acidity,
thanks to the cold nights. Sunshine is over 2,600 hours per year.
Gran Familia is a classic Rueda dry white wine made in a fresh style, fermented in stainless steel tanks at 15o C for 21
days with no oak aging. Further character is added through battonage, during which the wine is stirred on the lees (or
RS: 2.3 g/l
12 x 750 ml per case
70 cases per pallet (5 layers of 14)
Bottle UPC: 858828001385 / Case UPC: 5060108902083
WINEMAKER: Alfredo Gonzalez
Angel Calleja graduated from the Vid School of Madrid in 1975, as part of the school's first group of winemakers.
He then immediately took over the Technical Department of Agricola Castellana. Since then, he has continued
to grow as a winemaker. As the winery has grown in production and quality, each year becomes a new challenge
for Angel. He is currently one of the most prestigious winemakers, not just in Rueda, but nationally as well.
He is a member of the tasting panels of the Regulatory Boards of Rueda, Toro and Cigales, as well as a judge
for the Zarcillo and Manojo awards.
How to Purchase
Sell Sheet (pdf
Bottle Shot (zip file)
Label Shot (zip file)