Vine Roots Garnacha Tinto 2016



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.

  • Smooth, silky, elegant
  • 750ml
  • 14.5% Alcohol
  • Cork
  • Drink by 2025
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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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