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Juan Carlos Sancha Peña el Gato Garnacha 2010

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91 Pts. Guía Peñin

Grape Variety: 100% Garnacha
Tasting NotesOpaque reddish purple colour. Aromas of smoke, graphite, lavender, a hint of balsamic, and ripe black cherries inform the nose of this full-bodied, dense, layered Garnacha. Ideally wine to accompany red roast meats, smoked meat, cheese and mushrooms.

VineyardFinca Peña El Gato, Baños de Río Tobía – Rioja Alta, Spain
Age of the Vineyard: 95 years old
Time of HarvestThird week of October
Altitude: 650 metres above sea level

Harvest MethodHand harvested in cases of 20 kg. Vineyard production of 2,857 kg/ha.
WinemakingGrapes are destemmed and go directly into 500 litre barrels where alcoholic fermentation takes place for 14 days. The wine is aged for 11 months in new French oak barrels. Production of 1,200 bottles.
WinemakerJuan Carlos Sancha González

Alcohol: 14.5% vol.
Volume: 750 ml
Residual sugars: 2.0 gr/litre
Standard Drinks: 8.6
Peak drinking: Cellar up to 10 years
Best Served: 16°C
Ageing: 11 months in new French oak barrels (Tronçais)