Garnacha de Ainzón

Garnacha de Ainzón

14,00

Vintage: 2018
Brand name: Luis Oliván
D.O.: Campo de Borja, municipality of Ainzón
Grape varieties: Garnacha
Vineyards: Zonas altas de Ainzón, Pozos de Mata, Romeroso, Feremosa
Vineyard age: 30 years
Altitude: 550 metres
Soil: Conglomerates, siliceous sandstone of an intense red colour and shales.
Training system: bush
Cultivation: Traditional, with minimal treatments when strictly necessary
Harvesting date: Mid October
Barrel time : 7 months in 600-litre used French oak barrels

Clear
SKU: GNA Category:

Description

The 2018 harvest in Ainzón recovered a solid production after a much lower yield in 2017. The rainfall in winter and spring was more generous than normal (+530 l/m2) but without frost or hailstones.  The grapes enjoyed exceptional health, no mildew present, with excellent flowering and fruit setting.  The good weather in summer and autumn allowed slow ripening until the harvest.

The 2017-2018 agricultural season began with a mild, dry winter with little rainfall until early January. The heavy rains began mid-January and continued until April. Spring was rather mild, with moderate temperatures and the gentle cierzo wind blowing frequently until well into the summer.  This was cooler than the previous year and relatively dry, with practically no rainfall from the end of July until late autumn. Optimum weather accompanied the harvest.

Production: After pressing, grapes were fermented and aged in cement tanks, followed by time in used barrels.

Winemaker’s impression: Solid depth of colour and aromas of red fruits and violets on a mineral background.  Flavoursome on the palate, with a long finish, enhanced by excellent freshness.

Bottled: November 2019

Alcohol: 14.7 % vol

4,000 bottles were produced from the 2018 harvest

Additional information

Box of 6 Bottes