Viãa Alarba 2005
Percentage Grape: 60% Tempranillo, 30% Garnacha and 10% Cabenet Sauvignon, from own vineyards.<br/><br/>Growing Climate: A cool winter with little rainfall and no hail damage in the vineyards<br/><br/>Date of Harvest: 2005<br/><br/>Type of Harvest: The first selection takes place in the vineyard .they are handpicked at the optimum moment for each parcel of wines. the Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon were picked up during the last week of september and tehe garnacha during the first two weeks of October<br/><br/>Vinification Length: After blending,the new wine was transferred into american oak barrels<br/><br/>Vinification Method: After crushing, the grapes were transferred into stainless steel tanks,where they underwent a fermentation of 14 days, at a temperature of 28°C<br/><br/>Vinification Temperature: 16 and 18 °C<br/><br/>Alcohol Percentage: null %
Three and a half glasses
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Grenache with a hint of Syrah make for a fruit bomb of plums, black cherry and raspberry fruit, while a dash of pepper on the finish adds structure.
A plush red, showing generous black cherry and plum flavors, with smoke and sweet vanilla notes. Round tannins and gentle acidity keep it balanced. Grenache and Syrah. Drink now.
The 2001 Viña Alarba (a blend of 90% Garnacha and 10% Syrah) exhibits a dense ruby/purple color (because of the Syrah component). That is followed by sweet aromas of black raspberries and black currants, fine minerality, and good definition. No oak is utilized in the wine's upbringing. This excellent red competes with the finest Cotes du Rhone from France, at a fraction of the price. In short, there may not be a better $5 wine on the market. Enjoy it over the next several years. This is one of the most remarkable values in dry red wine in the marketplace. This cuvee is produced primarily from old vine Garnacha (Grenache) from hillside vineyards composed of clay and slate. Yields were a minuscule 1.25-2.5 tons per acre.
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