GRAN FAMILIA RUEDA 2011
Winemaker: Angel Calleja
Winery: Agricola Castellana
Color: Yellow pale color, bright and clean
Nose: Ripe, tropical fruit aromas
Palate: Crisp and fresh
Finish: Balanced and rounded with a long after taste
Food Match: Excellent as an aperitif or as a partner to seafood,
pasta or white meat dishes
VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION
The vineyards are located on typical terrace
soil with different layers. The first layer is rich in river pebbles.
The second layer is made of sand and the third layer is limestone.
This soil is poor in organic material but very warm due to the mixture
in first stratums of sand and pebbles.
Under the protection of the fertile waters of the Duero, the Rueda
D.O. is located at a height of 2,395 feet, subject to very long
and cold winters and short springs with late frosts and hot summers.
The difference in temperature between
day and night, typical of high lands, helps balance sugars and acidity,
thanks to the cold nights. Sunshine is over 2,600 hours per year.
Gran Familia is a classic Rueda dry white wine made in a fresh style,
fermented in stainless steel tanks with no oak aging. Further character
is added through battonage, during which the wine is stirred on
the lees (or yeast).
RS: 2.6 g/l
12 x 750 ml per case
70 cases per pallet (5 layers of 14)
Bottle UPC: 858828001385 / Case UPC: 5060108902083
WINEMAKER: Alfredo Gonzalez
graduated from the Vid School of Madrid in 1975, as part of the
school’s first group of winemakers. He them immediately took
over the Technical Department of Agricola Castellana. Since then,
he has continued to grow as a winemaker. As the winery has grown
in production and quality, each year becomes a new challenge for
Angel. He is currently one of the most prestigious winemakers, not
just in Rueda, but nationally as well. He is a member of the tasting
panels of the Regulatory Boards of Rueda, Toro and Cigales, as well
as a judge for the Zarcillo and Manojo awards.
How to Purchase
Sell Sheet (pdf
Bottle Shot (zip file)
Label Shot (zip file)