Info about the wine:
90 % Tempranillo and 10 % Graciano from 25 to 40 year old vines. Cool pre-fermentation for 24 hours at four to six degrees Celsius. Fermentation in large open wood fermenters, ageing for 25 months in new barriques, of which 95 % French, 5 % American oak.
Dense violet-red, almost dense in colour to the rim
The 2013 Fincas de Ganuza Reserva smells intensely of dark sweet berries, black cherries, peat, wood smoke, dark noble chocolate and roasted rosemary. What a wealth of impressions and intensity for a wonderfully matured entry-level wine with expression and complexity from Remirez de Ganuza.
Sweet and powerful it runs over the tongue with accentuated and at the same time ripe tannin and a refreshing acidity. The dark fruit of the nose comes to bear beautifully on the palate. Optimal drop to the grill season and autumnal preparations with meat and poultry.
Food recommendations by Christina Hilker:
- Burnt broccoli with fried garlic (vegan)
(Vegetables & Vegetarian, Cabbage)
- Grilled lamb steaks with paprika vegetables and rosemary potatoes
(Meat, Lamb, Dairy Kid, Vegetable & Vegetarian)
- Roast goose with chestnuts, red cabbage and potato dumplings
(Poultry, Goose (meat), Vegetable & Vegetarian, Cabbage, Potato)
Remírez de Ganuza, Constitución 1, 01307 Samaniego-Alava / Spain