Bodegas San Alejandro Baltasar Vinas Viejas Calatayud Garnacha 2018

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Bodegas San Alejandro Baltasar Vinas Viejas Calatayud Garnacha 2018

Country - Spain

Region - Aragon

Grape Varieties - Garnacha 100%

Alcohol by volume - 15%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Bodegas San Alejandro

Tasting notes - Reminiscent of the old mountain Garnacha vineyards, this delivers complex aromas of blackberry, plum, fig and thyme, with subtle nuances of balsamic and oak spice. With smooth tannins, the full palate is framed by an intense concentration of fruit through to a harmoniously balanced finish.

Awards
Silver, IWC, 2020

Bodegas San Alejandro Baltasar Vinas Viejas Calatayud Garnacha 2018

Complex aromas of blackberry, plum, fig and thyme, with
subtle nuances of balsamic and oak spice, lead to a full
and savoury palate, warm and smooth.
Producer Note
Bodegas San Alejandro is a leading Garnacha specialist based in the heart of the
Calatayud appellation in Aragon, Northern Spain. The cooperative was founded in
1962 and today it has 150 growers, with 1,200 plots covering 950 hectares of vineyard.
Garnacha has adapted to suit the extreme natural conditions of the area; the
vineyards are situated at elevations of up to 1,100 metres, with contrasting hot days
and cool nights. The elevation provides good air circulation, promoting vineyard health
which has enabled the vines to be traditionally cultivated in a very natural way and
with limited use of treatments. From 2019, Bodegas San Alejandro is converting to
organic status.
Vintage
The Calatayud appellation experienced higher rainfall than usual, during the 2018
vintage. Work in the vineyards, including higher canopies allowed the vines to achieve
good phenolic maturity.
Vineyard
The grapes come from a selection of plots with old Garnacha vines that are over 60
years old, which produce low yields of concentrated fruit. The vineyards are located in
the hills of the Sierra Santa Cruz where the soils are quartzite and slate, which offer heat
retaining properties during the cooler nights of this hilly location. The vines are goblet
trained bush vines, which are dry farmed and are cultivated following sustainable
philosophies, such as using limited amounts of sulphur for fungus control. The grapes
are manually harvested at optimal ripeness.
Winemaking
The destemmed and uncrushed grapes were fermented with selected yeasts.
Maceration lasted for one month, during which alternating pigeages and delicate
pump overs took place to carefully extract colour, flavour and structure. The wine was
aged for 12 months in French foudres and 50 hectolitre vats, to impart balanced oak
flavours while conserving the Garnacha aromatics.
Tasting Note
Reminiscent of the old mountain Garnacha vineyards, this delivers complex aromas of
blackberry, plum, fig and thyme, with subtle nuances of balsamic and oak spice. With
smooth tannins, the full palate is framed by an intense concentration of fruit through to
a harmoniously balanced finish.
Grape
Garnacha 100%

Awards
Silver, IWC, 2020

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