Garnacha de Bespén Añada 2019 disponible a partir de septiembre

Garnacha de Bespén Añada 2019 disponible a partir de septiembre

Vintage: 2018 SOLD OUT

Brand name: Luis Oliván

DO: Somontano, Bespén municipality

Grape varieties: Garnacha

Vineyards: Las Pilas plot

Surface area: 1.5 hectares

Altitude: 490 metres

Date of planting: 2000

Training system: Trellis

Cultivation: Traditional, with minimal copper and sulphur based treatments when strictly necessary

Soil: Clay-limestone with a gentle slope providing good drainage, northeast orientation

Yield: 2kg/vine

Harvesting date:  28th September

Barrel time: 7 months in 600 litre French oak barrels

 

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Description

The 2018 season in the southwest of the Hoya de Huesca was marked by a mild and dry autumn. The winter was rainy with usual temperatures and frequent frosts. This was followed by a spring with relatively low temperatures and plenty of windy days that helped maintain optimal health in the vineyard. A dry summer was cooler than previous years, lengthening the ripening process and delaying the harvest. The result was perfect conditions for obtaining well-rounded, aromatic wines with excellent alcohol content. After a low yield in 2017 due to frost and a severe drought, this year’s production recovered well.

Elaboration: De-stemming and pressing was followed by spontaneous fermentation with wild yeasts in stainless steel tanks. Early devatting to limit tannin extraction before 7 months ageing in 600-litre French oak barrels.

Winemaker’s impressions:  Ruby red colour with medium depth, aromas of red fruits and low mountain scrubland. Long and fresh finish.  The first vintage, so evolution over time to be determined

Bottled: July 2019, without filtering.

Alcohol: 14º

1,700 bottles were produced from the 2018 harvest