Garnacha Blanca 2019

91+ Points by The Wine Advocate

Grape: White Grenache
Alcohol: 13% abv
Type: Dry White
Vintage: 2019
Format: 75cl
Designation: Navarra DO
Sub-Region: Ribera Baja
Country: Spain

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Description

The Garnacha vineyards have unique quality factors: They are in the hills, border between Ebro valley and Iberian mountains; bush vines in higher altitude, continental climate and stony soiI. This was a complex vintage, winter was mild but spring was very rainy and cold. Flowering and verasion were 20 days later than previous vintage, altough due to the high temperatures in September, the delay was compensated in 2 weeks. Rain was the most prominent element of the vintage after 2 years of water deficit but there was an extra effort in the vineyard management. At the end we can say It was a historically fresh and good vintage. Grapes were harvested in the coolest hours of the evening, stripped from the stalks, and then cold-macerated, extracting the free-run juice after 12 hours of skin contact. The resulting grape must was then fermented using just indigenous yeasts. Once fermentation concluded, the wine was kept with its lees in 1200-litre Flextank and in 500-litre barrels for 6 months. Medium intensity aromas of citrus fruit and stone fruit such us peach and apricot with hints of mineral notes.


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