Cueva del Chamán Garnacha Tintorera 2018
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This Garnacha Tintorera has a bright intense red-purple color. It is very aromatic with notes of strawberry yogurt, raspberry and a banana background typical of the Maceracion Carbonique method used here. In the taste we taste ripe red fruit and it is elegant and balanced. The aftertaste is of medium intensity which makes it easy to drink with a strong fruity character. It is ideal to combine with Spanish dishes such as Paella with shellfish and chorizo, but also with other Spanish ham & sausage varieties, pates and salted cheese. We recommend drinking this wine within 3 years of the harvest year. The ideal pouring temperature is 15 ° C.
The predominant wine variety in Almansa is "Garnacha Tintorera", which is native to the area and is so named because of its colored flesh and because it has a higher color intensity than other varieties worldwide. It comes from the cross between Petit Bouchet and Garnacha Tinta (French Grenache) and was introduced to the Alicante area around the year 1866 by French traders even before the Phylloxera attack (grape louse).
The Garnacha Tintorera has an intensely colored must, with a high alcohol content, is very tannic and structured, with a balanced acidity. Can give very dense, alcoholic, colored wines with aromas of very ripe or sun-dried red fruit. It is the Garnacha Tintorera grape, which gives this wine its particularity, as well as color and structure. The vinification is carried out by maceration carbonique to obtain a young wine with a very good aromatic intensity that is made to drink now. It is fermented up to 28 ° C with a contact time with the whole grape of 8-9 days. Then the fermentation is completed in concrete tanks with a controlled temperature of 20 ° C. After the malolactic fermentation, the assembly is made.
Due to the large expansion of vineyards, they can select the ideal grapes here year after year to keep the typical and quality of the wines constant. From the free-standing vines, which are more than 40 years old, they harvest here the hand-selected grapes, from which the best wines are then extracted. The vineyards for this wine are rigorously selected based on their age, low productivity and health. The harvest is carried out with boxes of 100 kg. There are over 2000 selectable grapes each year.
|Match with||Spanish dried ham & sausage varieties, pâtés, game and salted cheese.|
|Profile||Strong fruity character of ripe red fruit. Elegant and well-balanced easy to drink.|