2017 Don Garrido El Vaquero Tempranillo

Year: 2017
Appellation: La Mancha
Country: Spain
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.0%
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Winery Notes:
Castilla La Mancha (Albacete, Cuenca).

90,000 hectares are located at an altitude of between 600 and 1,100 meters.

Type of floors:
Clay soils with calcareous base and little organic matter. Type of climate: Continental. Smooth humidity.

For under 350 mm per year.

Date of harvest:
From the 2nd half of September.

The grapes are harvested by hand and transported to the winery in 18kgs boxes in less than 2 hours, from harvesting to processing.

Processing of grapes:
All this process is done in an inert atmosphere, to avoid chemical and enzymatic oxidations, in order to obtain the greatest amount of aroma and freshness.

De-stemming, mashing, pressing, decanting and fermentation in tanks of 25,000 liters of stainless steel at temp. between 25 and 28o C for 15 days.

Immediately before bottling to ensure the microbiological stability of the wine.

Selection of the Tempranillo variety of highest quality and fame. It belongs to the line of the classics, but has the modern contribution of concentrated fruit. Unmistakable varietal perfume of ripe black fruits and licorice. The palate is sweet, enveloping and tasty, running with fruitiness and fine tannins well desgranados.

1. A pleasure for the senses:
Nose is pure wild expression of red forest fruit as blackberries and raspberries with floral notes of violets. This is combined with hints of oak and offers a sweet taste of toffee caramel. On the palate, fresh entry and floral notes makes this experience something unique and wonderful.

2. Wine Pairing:
Pasta With light sauces. Roast (Lamb). River fish. Stews. Soft cheeses.