Torrelongares Garnacha Sel. Cariñena Torrelongares Rood 2007

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Carineña, a town in north east Spain lends its name to the oldest DO in Aragon and also to the Carignan grapes widely grown in southern France. It ... Read more

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Source: Great Wines Direct
11/15/2010

Carineña, a town in north east Spain lends its name to the oldest DO in Aragon and also to the Carignan grapes widely grown in southern France. It is located near Zaragoza. The vineyards are planted in the Sierras de Algairen and Serrallon at an altitude of 600m In general the climate can be seen as arid with an average rainfall of 350mm per annum. The summers are hot and the winters cold. There is plenty of sunshine throughout the year with a dry wind called El Cierzo. For all stages of winemaking Covinca use the latest equipment such as temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, pneumatic presses and horizontal de-stalkers and have an impressive cellar where the wines mature in American and French oak casks. Grapes: 50%Garnacha and 50% Tempranillo Appellation: D.O. Cariñena. Viticulture: The bush vines are planted at an altitude of 600m, with an average age of 30 years old. The yield is 4 tons per hectare. Vinification: Each grape variety is fermented separately in stainless steel tanks for 30 days. The wine underwent maceration during 21 days with rackings 3 times a day. Finally the wine went through malolactic fermentation before ageing for 6 months in 225 litre barrels of America oak. The wine is then clarified, fined and bottled. Colour: Dark cherry red. Taste: An intense bouquet and perfect harmony between the ripe fruit and the buttery vanilla flavour of oak. The wine is full bodied, well structured with soft tannins which give the wine finesse and a long finish Serve: At 14-16°C as a perfect match for roast meat and BBQs.


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