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**This wine VINTAGE has been discontinued **

Other Vintages:
El Burro 2009
El Burro 2010


Name: El Burro, Kickass Garnacha
Varietal: 100% Garnacha
Vintage: 2007
Winery: Bodegas Pago de Ayles
Total Production: 9,000 cases


The wine is fermented in temperature controlled inox tanks and punched down 3-4 times daily during the first four days. 50% of the wine is barrel aged 3 months in French oak. One coarse filtration of 3 microns is used.

pH: 3.4
VA: 0.45 g/l
ALC: 14.0%
RS: 1.8 g/l
Free SO2: 33mg/l
Malolactic fermentation: yes
TA: 5.7 g/l
Total SO2:56mg/l
Lees contact: noo

Color: Vivid purple with bright red rim
Nose: Raspberry, cherry fruit with earthy notes of spice, leather, vanilla and mocha
Palate: Full bodied with fine, soft tannins and well balanced acidity
Finish: Raspberry and wild berry fruits give way to a long, smooth, spicy finish.

The grapes were grown entirely on the Ayles estate. The soil on this estate is largely reddish brown topsoil over calcareous rock and clay. The vines are on average15 years old. Ayles, as is much of Aragon, is subject to the “Cierzo” a cooling wind from the North which brushes the terroir and serves as a natural dehumidifier for the vines. Extreme temperature fluctuations between day and night intensifies the flavors of the grapes and ensures the unmistakable richness of this Garnacha. The grapes were night harvested on the evening of October 6, 2007 under good conditions.

Cariñena, the largest and oldest of the Aragonese DOs, was one of Spain's earliest areas to be demarcated, in 1932. It has given its name to the grape of the same name, called the Mazuelo elsewhere in northern Spain and the Carignan in France.

WINEMAKERS: Jorge Navascues & Norrel Robertson, MW
Norrel Robertson, MW is a Scotsman living in Calatayud, Spain where he's known locally as “El Escocés Volante” (The Flying Scotsman). He has worked in every aspect of winery operations in both Northern and Southern Hemispheres. He studied Post Graduate Viticulture and Oenology in New Zealand and is the only Master of Wine based in Spain.

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