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La Maldita Garnacha

$23.00
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An approachable red wine - fresh and easy to drink. A nimble wine from old vines in Tudelilla and Central Rioja. Part of the wine (30%) was aged in barrels for three months, while the rest matured on the lees in tanks.

  • ROBERT PARKER, 89 POINTS, 2016
    Best value Rioja young wine.
  • PEÑÍN, 91 POINTS
    Best value Rioja young wine.

VINEYARDS More than 40 years old Garnacha Tinta vineyards, located at 700 meters altitude in Tudelilla, Rioja Baja, and 450 meters in Villamediana and Alberite, Central Rioja.

GROWING SYSTEM:Goblet-trained vines over 40 years old and 10/15-year-old espalier-trained vines. DENSITY: 3000 - 3500 plants/ha.

SOIL: Gravel. ALTITUDE: From 450 up to 700 m.

VINIFICATION

HARVEST: Manual.

FERMENTATION: Cold soak in stainless steel tanks to keep all the varietal character. Alcoholic fermentation at 28 °C for about 10 days with gentle pumpovers. Malolactic fermentation in tanks. AGEING 70% of the wine remains in tanks on the lees for three months. The remainder is aged for the same period in French and American oak barrels.

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