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Dehesa La Granja 2011. 6-bottle case

43,80

Familia Fernández Rivera’s winemaking craftsmanship stays intact in the new vintage of this excellent Crianza from the winery’s own vineyards on the banks of the Guareña River in Zamora. After ageing for 36 months in American oak barrels and refinement in the bottle—in the winery’s underground cellar dating back to the 18th century—it is the perfect accompaniment to soups, roasts, game dishes and stews.

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Description

WINERY: Dehesa La Granja

BRAND: Dehesa la Granja

ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14.5 %

VARIETY: 100% Tempranillo

 

TASTING NOTES

LOOK: Mature picota cherry red colour, with an intense garnet rim and covered in layers.

SMELL: Subtle notes of ripe black fruit jam, combined with delicate toasted notes, which meld perfectly with subtle hints of cocoa and some pleasing balsamic hints.

TASTE: The wine is powerful in the mouth, flavourful, meaty and well structured. Endowed with ripe, sweet and high-quality tannins that give it breadth and volume and fill the palate. Bursting with the aromas of ripe fruit in the middle and integrated with the flavour of exquisite wood. Long persistent finish, marked by hints of liquor-infused cherries.

SERVING TEMPERATURE: 14 ºC–16 ºC

CONSUMPTION: Due to its natural production process, it is important to place the bottle in an upright position an hour before opening it. It is advisable to uncork the bottle half an hour before decanting it. Serve twenty minutes after oxygenating in the decanter.

PAIRINGS:  The perfect accompaniment to red meat, such as veal tenderloin with mustard in red wine. It also goes perfectly with feathered game dishes such as stewed squab with mushrooms and truffles or duck with blueberry sauce.

 

VINEYARD AND PRODUCTION

DESCRIPTION: Vineyards located to the southwest of the province of Zamora, on the Dehesa la Granja estate, with a surface area of 800 hectares devoted to livestock farming and different crops, of which 250 hectares are vineyards.

AGE: Average of 25 years.

SOIL: Formed by sedimentary sandstone, clay and limestone, which give rise to limestone soils on the surface. Loamy materials alternate with coarse and fine-grained sandstone. The altitude of the vineyard ranges between 620 and 750 metres.

CLIMATE: Continental climate with arid Atlantic influences. Annual rainfall between 350 and 400 mm. It has extremely cold winters, as well as a great number of hours of sunshine throughout all seasons of the year— factors that favour exceptional grape quality, which is essential to make great wines.

AGEING: Aged 24 months in American oak barrels.

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