Linaje Garsea Reserva Ribera del Duero 2011
6 Bottles: £148.18
Country - Spain
Region - Castilla - Léon
Grape Varieties - Tempranillo 80%, Tinta del Pais 20%
Alcohol by volume - 13.5%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Linaje Garsea
Tasting notes - Complex aromas of forest fruits lie on a symphony of oak, vanilla, cinnamon, toffee, spices and leather. Powerful on the palate, with fruit forward flavours of blackberry and plum backed by fruity tannins followed by an eternal finish. Maximum expression without excess.
Complex aromas of forest fruits lie on a savoury
symphony of oak, vanilla, cinnamon, coconut, clove
and chocolate. Traditional Ribera.
Bodegas y Viñedos del Linaje Garsea is a family owned winery founded by Gabriel
Garcia Martinez who used his knowledge and wine making skills to establish the
company two generations ago. The winery was built in 2003, just three kilometres
from Aranda. This is a real family operation, with seven members being involved in
the winery. They work on very low yields, with minimal use of chemicals and harvest
by hand, at night. A respect of nature is central to the family philosophy and the
result is a collection of exceptional, handcrafted wines.
Winter pruning takes place, with further pruning in spring to distribute the nutrients
evenly throughout the vine. The vine growth cycle then takes place as naturally as
possible and the use of herbicides is avoided. The Tinta Del Pais vines (a synonym for
Tempranillo) are old bush vines, varying between 43 and 55 years old, while the
Tempranillo vines are trellised and have an average age of 23 years. The vines are
grown in chalky clay soils and are naturally irrigated by rainfall. The grapes are hand
harvested by family members into containers of 12 kilograms, in order to protect the
Maceration took place for three to four days, prior to the fermentation process. The
wine was pumped over three times per day to break the cap and extract the richest
colour possible.The alcoholic fermentation lasted between seven and nine days, at
controlled temperatures of between 27 to 29°C. Natural malolactic fermentation took
place and the wine was then clarified using albumin. The wine was not filtered.
Aged in barrels, of which 45% was American oak, 45% French oak and 10% a
combination of Hungarian and Spanish oak, for a period of 17 months.
Complex aromas of forest fruits lie on a symphony of oak, vanilla, cinnamon, toffee,
spices and leather. Powerful on the palate, with fruit forward flavours of blackberry
and plum backed by fruity tannins followed by an eternal finish. Maximum expression
Perfect with Spanish inspired cuisine especially lamb or pork dishes with red peppers,
beans, infused with garlic and saffron; chorizo, meatballs and roasted
Tempranillo 80%, Tinta del Pais 20%
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