Red Wine Box

Cuvée “Eve” 2020 – Syrah

Grape: Syrah
Alcohol: 
13.5% abv
Type: 
Dry Red
Vintage: 
2020
Format: 
75cl
Classification: 
PGI Pays d’Oc
Region: 
Languedoc-Roussillon
Country: 
France

Graciano 2019

Grape: Graciano
Alcohol: 13.5% abv
Type: Dry Red
Vintage: 2019
Format: 75cl
Designation: Navarra DO
Sub-Region: Ribera Baja
Country: Spain

Cuvée “Pierre” 2021

Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc
Alcohol: 13% abv
Type: Dry Red
Vintage: 2021
Format: 75cl
Classification: PGI Pays d’Oc
Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Country: France

El Inquilino Garnacha 2018

Grape: Grenache
Alcohol: 14% abv
Type: Dry Red
Vintage: 2018
Format: 75cl
Designation: Rioja DOCa
Sub-Region: Rioja Alta
Country: Spain

Le Paria 2021 – Grenache

Grape: Grenache
Alcohol: 13% abv
Type: Dry Red
Vintage: 2021
Format: 75cl
Classification: Vin de France
Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Country: France

Garnacha 2020

Grape: Grenache
Alcohol: 13.5% abv
Type: Dry Red
Vintage: 2020
Format: 75cl
Designation: Navarra DO
Sub-Region: Ribera Baja
Country: Spain

 

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Description

Cuvée “Eve” 2020 – Syrah

Lovers of dense, woody, over-ripe Syrahs, move on. Here it’s all about fresh spices, tension, liveliness, dynamic and straight forwardness. This vintage matches these qualities exactly and best served young, for its juice and fruitiness. After harvest the grapes were sorted and fully crushed. Pre-fermentation cold maceration for 5 days at 6 degrees Celsius . Fermentation at 28 degrees Celsius in 300 hl stainless steel tanks for 30 days. No sulphite vinification and indigenous yeast with daily pump-overs and malolactic fermentation. Aged on fine lees with micro oxygenation for 3 months. This Syrah has intense aromas of violets with the trademark peppery character and freshness due to the cool Cabardès climate.

Graciano 2019

The 2019 Graciano, the first wine they produced at the new Viña Zorzal in 2007, was produced with grapes from the village of Corella, and they want to show the expression of the grape in the village, more Mediterranean than Fitero, where they have a significant percentage of their vines. The spicy character of the wine and the lively palate are the expression of the Graciano in their village, what they have been trying to express since 2015. It fermented in stainless steel with moderate extraction and matured in used French oak barrels of different sizes for nine months. This is a very fresh vintage, and the wine is harmonious, spicy, with an herbal hint, with some dusty tannins, chalky and a bitter twist in the finish. I think the earlier harvest of the grape delivers wines that are more transparent, and this is quite stony and tasty. This is a very good value and a great introduction to Graciano.

Cuvée “Pierre” 2021

For this vintage all the work was simply focused on wrapping the authoritative power of the Cabernet Sauvignon in a velvet glove through precise vinification with no sulphur and only indigenous yeasts. After harvest the grapes were sorted and fully crushed. Pre-fermentation cold maceration for 5 days at 6 degrees Celsius. Fermentation at 28 degrees Celsius in 300 hl stainless steel tanks with daily pump-overs over a length of 25 days followed by malolactic fermentation. Ageing on fine lees with micro oxygenation for 3 months. Aromas of ripe pepper and blackcurrant with a roundness and a silky structure and a fresh and lingering finish.

El Inquilino Garnacha 2018

El Inquilino is a careful selection of 35-year-old Grenache vines in the area of the Najerilla valley. As in all the other wines, the goal is to produce honest wines with local varieties & minimal intervention; wines that talk about their origin. Wine made from low-yield vineyards. Grapes were picked and selected by hand. Alcoholic fermentation in 5,000-litre stainless steel vats with just indigenous yeast. Malolactic fermentation and 6 months ageing in second year 500-litre French oak barrels.

Le Paria 2021 – Grenache

“Once upon a time there was an unwanted grape variety planted in our regions. “Not mature enough” for some, “too austere” and “out of place” for others. “Just perfect” in our opinion. This grape is Grenache, and the result is in this bottle. An appetizing and juicy wine to be shared between free drinkers.
A free drinker”

100% Grenache and declassified as Vin de France, this is part of the limited bottled ” Les Dissidents” range.
Following a number of experiments, a whole instinctive range comprised of micro-cuvees and varietal wines, prohibited by the appellation, in truly exclusive, libertarian style with a choice of what the winemaker believe to be the best varieties of the soil, this unclassified range of French wine defies the institutions, their regulations and conventional wine. Yield of 45 hectoliters per hectare with non sulfite fermentation with indigenous yeasts and bio-protection (by using non saccharomyces yeasts to avoid brettanomyces.) Post fermentation maceration for 10 days at 35 degrees Celsius, malolactic fermentation and aging for 3 months in concrete tanks. A lovely fragrant nose of wild cherries, violets and pomegranate. Cured game and raspberries on the nose. But then when taking a sip, your whole mouth fills with peppercorns. Quite extraordinary and arresting! It almost distracts from the rather scrumptious, gleeful plum and raspberry wine-gums fruitiness. Again a wine you could chill and just vacuum up with a barbecue. This ends up with a trace of ink dust and crumbled dried rosemary on the finish. Made like candy, this wine is so trendy and punchy.

Garnacha 2020

This wine is the result of a clear commitment to respect the tradition with local grapes such as Garnacha, and a concern for the environment through the use of organic production techniques. This is the product of two generations of the Sanz family’s profound knowledge of what their land can produce. This is a complex vintage, winter was mild but spring was very rainy and cold. Flowering and verasion were 20 days later than previous vintage, although 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 drought but there was an extra effort in the vineyard management. It the end it was a historically fresh and good vintage. The grapes were harvested by hand when they reached optimum ripeness in each single vineyard. They were picked up and transported to the winery in small boxes. Fermentation temperatures were between 24º and 26ºC, to preserve the character of the fruit. The grapes then undergo a soft pressing and pumping over before bottling. Dry, fresh, soft tannins and medium body with red fruit flavours, mineral hints and a long finish.

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