Rioja 'Garnacha' 2017
A Wine That
is all about perfume. Think dried rosehips, fresh rosepetals and a dash of cranberry juice, with a lovely subtle earthiness. Garnacha is sometimes referred to as "the Pinot of Spain" and this wine epitomises that — this is all about elegance and lightness of touch. A ballet kinda red wine.
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- Winemaker: Bodegas Moraza
Where and How?
This 100% Garnacha cuvée (unusual for Rioja) comes from the Rioja Alta part of the region, north of the Ebro River. This comes from the La Caseta and la Utrera vineyards in Ábalos, at 600m elevation, giving the wine extra freshness. The vineyards have a southerly exposition and are planted on clay-limestone soils.
It had long been a dream of Julia to make a 100% Garnacha wine, and it took some persuasion to get her family to allow her to do it. But hoorah - success! The grapes underwent a short period of maceration without too much extraction, while the juice naturally fermented. After pressing, the wine aged in concrete for one and a half years. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
The Winemaker: Bodegas Moraza
The vast and rural Spanish region of Rioja is home to some of Spain’s most famous wines. Due to its immense success on the international market, it’s also become known for a very particular style of wine; often quite ripe with oak influence. But there are growers in the region who are determined to create something unique; something that stands out from the crowd. Bodegas Moraza is one of these domaines, led by the talented Janire Moraza (who goes by Julia). Julia wants to do things her way, to best express the terroirs of her area, San Vicente de la Sonsierra, in Rioja Alta.