Las Uvas de la Ira - € 23.20
Las Uvas de la Ira, or “The Grapes of Wrath” is a cuvée of Garnacha from several sites on granitic sands near the village of El Real de San Vicente. The vine age of these parcels averages about 60 years-old. The same care is taken with this “entry level” wine as with his single vineyard cuvées – after harvesting the grapes by hand the fruit is fermented in three vats: a direct pressing of the grapes and natural fermentation as a white wine, a short fermentation and extractive maceration, and a traditional whole cluster fermentation with long gentle maceration. The three vats are then blended and aged in foudre for 12 months.
Sensory features: Dark cherry coloured, this is a wine of low density with an abundance of tears yet without any tinging of the glass. With an elegant nose, it is serious and profound, fresh and very fruit-driven, with spicy hints of pepper, mineral and faintly balsamic. Superb acidity dances on the palate, with less fruit intensity than on the nose, Medium weight in structure and body, it is a tremendously easy to drink Garnacha.
Grape variety: 100% Garnacha
Vinification: Hand harvested, natural yeast fermentation in three vats - 1/3 whole cluster direct pressing, 1/3 short and extractive maceration, 1/3 whole cluster traditional fermentation and maceration.
Soil: Sand, granite and quartz
Ageing: The wine is matured for 12 months in 2000 or 3000-litre large French oak casks.
Best served: Pasta with meat sauce, Beef, Roasted Pork and Grilled pork
Bottle size: 750ml
Alcohol content: 14.5%