LA CANAL DEL ROJO
Named after the eponymous vineyard, this red comes from 80-year-old Garnacha vines in Badarán. The soils contain depleted ferrous clay as well as angular colluvial stones on the topsoil. The old-clone vines are over 80 years of age and the wine is made with full clusters hence the character of the variety prevails. La Canal del Rojo is thus a different wine —fresh, fruity, mineral, and transparent as it expresses Garnacha’s elegant side, with wild notes; aromatic and persistent.
DENOMINATION OF ORIGIN
The vineyards are located in Alto Najerilla, municipality of Badaran at an altitude of 670 meters. Very old vineyards with high planting density.
BADARÁN: La Canal del Rojo “VIÑEDO SINGULAR DE LA RIOJA”
More than 80 years, 100% head-pruned vineyards.
Ferrous sandy clay, with limestone veins that rise horizontally from the limestone bedrock that is 3 meters deep, with components of colluvial origin on the surface, which allows the vineyard to explore a lot of soil.
100% Garnacha wine, a selection of old clones from the area.
Manual harvest in 18 kg boxes, fermentation with its native yeasts in wooden vats with a percentage of 40% with stems. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in concrete.
Aged in 20 HL French oak barrels for 15 months.
“New wine from Bodegas Proelio. I’m in love with old vine Garnacha.”
Tim Atkins, MW