PROELIO VIÑEDOS VIEJOS
Garnacha from 80-year-old vines and very old clones, grown of small vineyards in the Alto Najerilla region with clay-ferrous soils in Cárdenas.
A structured, complex and aromatic red laden with dark fruit notes, which are characteristic of how Garnacha ripens in these soils. Unctuous, silky and complex.
DENOMINATION OF ORIGIN
The vineyards are located in the Alto Najerilla subzone, in the municipalities of Cárdenas and Badarán at an altitude of 600 to 700 meters over the sea level. Very old vineyards with high density of plantation and distributed in small vineyards.
Average of 70 years-old Viuras between 500 and 600 metres of altitude and 800 metres for the White Maturana.
Very deep calcareous clay soils with an important ferrous component, with rocky components of colluvial origin on the surface and with more clay as we descend to the mother rock of sandy limestone origin, partially degraded and rising by capillarity. These soils make fresh, fine, elegant wines.
100% Garnacha wine, a selection of old clones from the area.
Manual harvest, fermentation with its native yeasts in wooden vats with a percentage of 30% with stems. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in wooden vats.
Ageing in 40 HL French oak vats and 30 HL oval casks over 12 months.
“Very pretty, old-vine garnacha with dried strawberry, light vanilla and some floral undertones, such as roses. It’s medium-to full-bodied, layered and firm. Fresh finish. Drink now.”
James Suckling – 92 points