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Paco García Beautiful Things Tempranillo 2008

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90 Pts. Guía Peñin

89 Pts. Wine Enthusiast

Grape Variety: 90% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano
Tasting NotesBright, clean and very deep cherry-red with a deep colour coat. Powerful on the palate, it is fleshy, round and velvety, and unctuous with volume. Polished tannins and notes of almond, plum and spice. Aftertaste is long and persistent with notes of caramel, coffee, cedar, and later chocolate. Truly balanced and very well integrated. Pair with all types of food including very spicy meals, red meats and roasts.
Beautiful things is the union of the best grapes, the best barrels and all the effort expended in trying to make a “beautiful thing”. Smile and enjoy life, family and friendship!

VineyardLa Dehesa (own vineyard), La Rioja - Spain 
Age of the VineyardPlanted in 1971
Time of Harvest: 22nd October 2008
Altitude: 470 metres above sea level

Harvest MethodManual harvest
Winemaking: An accurate selection of the grapes is followed by a maceration pre-fermentation for 48 hours at 17°C. To reach that temperature they use natural spring water taken directly from their land. This pre-maceration is done to preserve the fruit and primary aromas of the grape; it also results in a richer colour in the future wine. After this process, the alcoholic fermentation takes place at 28ºC. The wine macerates in the warehouse for 15 days. After the maceration is completed, they age the wine on lees and delicately separate the liquid as they press the skin and seed. Malolactic fermentation occurs in 225 litre French oak barrels and the wine is aged for 16 months in 100% new French oak before being clarified with 100% natural elements to preserve the wine's essence. Production 3,500 bottles.
Winemaker: Juan Bautista Garcia 

Alcohol: 14.2% vol.
Volume: 750 ml
Residual sugars: 1.7 gr/litre
Standard Drinks: 8.4
Peak drinking: 7 years
Best Served: 16°C
Ageing: 16 months in 100% new French oak