From a single organic vineyard in Rioja Baja comes this smooth and silky Grenache, 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 large American 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 smaller new American oak barrels.
Medium bodied and brilliant garnet red in colour, the nose is beautifully balanced with softly integrated red fruit, savoury and spice notes, raspberry, plum and cherry with hints of leather, violets and white pepper. The palate is smooth and elegant, sweet red fruit to the fore on a bed of chocolate powder tannins, a nice freshness provided by more piquant raspberry and cooked plums, with more earthy notes and a long, silky finish featuring creamy vanilla and peppery spice.
Serve up with maple syrup glazed duck breasts, it’s utterly sublime.
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