Variety: 100% old vine Garnacha, from our own vineyards.
Planting System: Planted “en vaso” with 2.5 metre spacing.
Areas of production: From the Denominación “Calatayud”, specifically the villages of Acered, Alarba and Castejón de Alarba, from vines of between 70 and 100 years old, and from mountainside slate vineyards, between 700 and 1,000 metres altitude. These slate and quartzites vineyards give the wine a pronounced minerality and structure. Yields were limited to a maximum of 2,500 kilos per hectare (1 ton per acre).
Vinification: The grapes were harvested by hand, as soon as they reached optimum maturity in each parcel. They were collected, and transported to the winery in small cases, before
being selected by hand on a selection table. Fermentation temperatures were between 25º and 28ºC, to preserve the character of the fruit. After 20 days, the wine was transferred in
new French oak barrels of between 225 and 500 litres, to complete its Malolactic fermentation, and for 11 months ageing.
Tasting Notes: Colour is deep cherry-red, with a bright rim. On the nose, clove, black fruit and toasted Coffee can be found, followed by soft cherry and ripe fruit aromas. Also Vanilla and butterscotch from the oak, blend with the herbs and floral aromas of the Garnacha. The palate is very soft, full-bodied and powerful, with a long, balanced and nice aftertaste.
Presentation: Borgogne. Heavyweight bottle, packed in cases of 6 or 12.
Gastronomy: Ideal accompaniment for cured ham, stews, game and meat dishes.
Alto Las Pizarras 2006: Wine Advocate 90 points (Mr. R. Parker)
Alto Las Pizarras 2006: International Wine Cellar 91 points
Alto Las Pizarras 2006, Alto Las Pizarras 2006: International Wine Cellar 91 points
Alto Las Pizarras 2006, Silver Medal, Int. Wine Guide 2010
Alto Las Pizarras 2007, Wine Advocate 90 puntos (Robert Parker)
Alto Las Pizarras 2008, Wine Advocate 91 puntos (Robert Parker)
for cured ham, stews, game and meat dishes...
Place of Origin:
Calatayud - Aragon - Spain
ALTO LAS PIZARRAS DEL JALON
100% old vine Garnacha, from our ow...