Garnacha de Fuego Old Vines 2016
The old-vines vineyards used to make this wine are situated near the village of Munebrega and were planted between 1945 and 1968. They are located in the valleys between Sierra de Pardos and Sierra de Peña Blanca. The vines are planted in two different soil types: decomposed slate and gravely red clay soils. Even though there is very little rainfall in the region, the clay holds sufficient water for the vines to obtain moisture and to be grown without irrigation. The grapes are carefully hand sorted for only perfectly mature clusters, with yields at 1.5 to 2 tons per acre. The wine is fermented in stainless steel and aged for 6 months.
Though pale in color, this dry rosÃ© is full-bodied and flavorful, with passion fruit, raspberry and watermelon notes, backed by juicy, sweet-tart acidity. A bit candied, but exuberant. Drink now. 3,000 cases made.