GRAN FAMILIA 2011
Varietal Composition: 90% Tempranillo, 5%
Graciano and 5% Garnacha.
Winemaker: Alfredo Gonzalez
Winery: Castillo de Fuenmayor
Color: Bright cherry red with garnet tints
Nose: Ripe fruit with added complexity of sweet herbs and spicy
Palate: A savory wine with chunky, spicy fruit and good acidity
and a delicate touch of fine vanilla from the oak aging.
Finish: Long and smooth
Food Match: Roast meats, especially lamb
VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION
The vines, with an average age of 25 years,
are grown in top class Rioja Alta vineyards with soils composed
of clay and limestone. Harvest took place towards the end of October.
Fermentation was in stainless steel tanks with the temperature controlled
at 26o C. When fermentation was done, the wine was racked into barrels
for 8 months. Selection of barrels is of particular importance in
Rioja where oak is such a critical element in winemaking. 50% of
the wine went into American oak barrels and 50% into French oak
barrels. This results in the perfect balance of fruit and oak.
RS: 1.8 g/l
12 x 750 ml per case
55 cases per pallet (5 layers of 11)
Bottle UPC: 858828001071 / Case UPC: 5060108900409
WINEMAKER: Alfredo Gonzalez
is a technical agricultural engineer and has a Masters Degree in
Winemaking and Oenology from the University of La Rioja. His training
as a winemaker and experience in several wineries gives him a broad
knowledge of different winemaking techniques. With a passion for
winemaking, he is committed to improving the Gran Familia brand.
His knowledge of the different vineyards and viticultural techniques
makes the winemaking process easier and gives him a greater control
over the final product.
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