Santa Cruz Cueva del Chamán Garnacha Tintorera Bio 2022

This Garnacha Tintorera has a bright intense red-purple color. It is very aromatic with notes of strawberry yogurt, raspberry and a background of banana typical of the maceracion carbonique method used here. On the palate we taste ripe red fruit and it is elegant and balanced. The finish is of medium intensity which makes it easy to drink with a strong fruity character.

Vinification is carried out by applying maceration carbonique to obtain a young wine with very good aromatic intensity and which is made to drink now. It is fermented to 28 ° C with a contact time with the whole grape of 8-9 days. Fermentation is then completed in concrete tanks at a controlled temperature of 20 ° C. After malolactic fermentation, the assemblage is made.
  • About Bodega Santa Cruz de Alpera

    Bodega Santa Cruz de Alpera was founded in 1947, south-east of La Mancha, by 25 winemakers. Their goal was to create a winery that could turn the quality of grapes into excellent wine. The vineyards are characterized by calcareous soils, poor in organic matter and located at an altitude of 850 to 1050 meters above sea level. Average annual precipitation is between 300 and 400 mm and falls in autumn and spring. The climate is harsh, dry and continental, with very cold winters and in summer a large temperature difference between day and night. These conditions prolong the ripening process. This contrast in temperature between day (very hot) and night (cool) in August allows the garnacha tintorera to concentrate tannins and acquire its dark color in the final stages of ripening.

    The winery grows mainly garnacha tintorera (also called alicante bouschet). It is one of the few grapes with red-veined flesh. This grape variety is exceptionally resistant to disease. From hand-selected grapes from vines older than 40 years they make their best wines. The monastrell grape is also very well adapted to local conditions and produces convincing wines. In addition, the discovery was that both the verdejo and sauvignon-blanc grapes are well adapted to the local soil; a pleasant surprise. Thanks to the high altitude of the vineyards, they give fresh and fruity white wines with a very strong tropical character.

    • Druif

      Garnacha tintorera

    • Jaartal

      2018

    • Herkomst

      Almansa, Spanje

    • Lekker bij

      Gedroogde ham, tomaten risotto, tortilla

    • Smaakprofiel

      Soepel & Fruitig

    • Productiemethode

      Biologisch

    • Inhoud

      14.5 % - 0.75 cl

    • Prijzen

      8.5 De Grote Hamersma