Vine Roots Garnacha Blanca 2020



From a single, organic, old vine (over 50 years old) plot in Rioja Baja comes this rich and decadent Garnacha Blanca, part of the Vine Roots series from Bodegas Corral winemaker, Carlos Rubio Villanúa.

Harvest is by hand in 10kg boxes with careful sorting and removal of stems prior to gentle pressing. Fermentation is in new French oak barrels under controlled temperature, with regular batonnage over 16 days to extra flavour and texture. The wine is then matured for 3 months in the same new French oak barrels.

Warm yellow-gold in colour, the nose is rich and complex, ripe tropical fruits, banana, papaya and pineapple, combine with stone fruits and hints of vanilla and oak spice. It’s a beautifully textured white, fleshy tropical fruits supported by silky tannins and a fresh, cleansing acidity, a touch of grapefruit balancing out sweet pear and a hint of caramel. It’s magnificent.

Serve up with roast chicken or meaty white fish dishes.

  • Rich, complex, elegant
  • 750ml
  • 13% Alcohol
  • Cork
  • Drink by 2026
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Producer: Bodegas Corral (Don Jacobo)

Bodegas Corral was established in 1898 and remains in the Corral family hands to this day. The Don Jacobo brand that adorns most of winery's labels is named after the pilgrimage Way of St. James, or Camino de Santiago, with Corral the only winery in Rioja to sit right on the world heritage route.

Corral were early adopters to organic growing and, despite their modest size compared to some of the huge commercial producers in the region, have one of the largest holdings of organic vineyards in Rioja. By 2023 the entire vineyard holdings will be certified organic and all wines are already vegan certified. The philosophy is to sacrifice volume for quality and environmental harmony, to future proof the winery and vineyards, and make sure that the next generation of the family inherit something very special.

Vineyard plantings include indigenous varietals Tempranillo, Garnacha, Mazuelo and Viura, with increasing focus on rarer varietals such as Tempranillo Blanco, Graciano, Maturana Tinta and Blanco, and Garnacha Blanca.

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