Grandes Vinos y Viñedos, S.A., was created to sell the wines of a number of co-operatives of Cariñena Denomination of Origin, using a new company name, the most modern installations, and a workforce of the highest level of qualifications. Their vineyards cover over 4000 hectares, and are spread across 14 municipal areas on the slopes of the Algairén and Pecos ranges, between the Rivers Huerva and Jalón, at heights of between 320 and 850 metres above sea level. As part of this month's WineStudio, we tasted two of their wines, a rosé and an old vine red, both quite tasty and good values.
2014 Beso de Vino Garnacha Rosé: Antonio the Bull kissed this wine and he fell in love; now he runs around the world and offers this wine to you - Beso de Vino, “Kiss of Wine”. 100% Garnacha from 40 year old bush vines; gentle press, 8 hours cold soak, free run juice fermented at low temperature; wine is not aged; mineral, cherry, and bright berry aromas; red berry flavors full of acid; very refreshing, perfect hot-weather wine; twist-off closure; SRP $10.
2014 Corona de Aragón Old Vine Garnacha: cold soak 96 hours, 8 days fermentation, then 20 days on lees; deep dark, early opaque wine; red currant, dark cherry, pomegranate and oregano aromas; red currant, cherry cough drop, subtle cola, and vanilla flavors; ultra smooth mouthfeel; acid and tannin backbone into a medium long finish; synthetic cork; 13.5% ABV; SRP: $10.Wines were provided for tasting purposes - all opinions are my own.
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