El Puño Garnacha 2016

El Puño Garnacha 2016

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El Puño Garnacha 2016

Tasting: Made by Scotsman Norrel Robertson, El Escocés Volante – The Flying Scotsman – in the north of Aragón. El Puño – The Fist – can definitely be described as punchy! Light bodied, bursting with vibrancy, concentrated old bush vine fruit delivers flavours of fresh red cherries, juniper berries, and intense notes of the wild bush herbs that grow in Norrel’s vineyards.  

Bodega: El Escocés Volante

Region: Aragón

Grape: Garnacha

Aging: Old French oak followed by 24 months in subterranean concrete tanks

Vintage: 2016

Alcohol: 14.5%

Closure: Cork


View: dark purple.
Nose: pronounced aromas of crushed violet, black fruit and spices. Intense but delicate, with fruit and garrigue scrubland.
Mouth: balanced, medium-bodied, with crisp acidity and long mineral finish.
APPELLATION: Spain wine.

VINEYARD: oldest vineyards in Acered and Alarba (Zaragoza) at an altitude of between 1,000 to 1,100 meters above sea level. Rainfed culture. Quartzite and slate floors.

GRAPES: 100% Garnacha.

AGEING: 40% of the wine aged in French oak barrels used. The other percentage led to a selection of large barrels (300 to 500 liters) to prevent oxidation and to respect the typical Grenache grape. Then she came mixed and left for another 24 months in underground concrete tanks before bottling with only a slight filtration

PREPARATION: Once collected, fruit maintained for a minimum of 48 hours in a cool room less than 4 degrees Celsius. Then crushed grapes in the tank and mantenidad to 8 degrees Celsius for up to 10 days. Then it allowed the temperature to rise allowing fermentation started. Gently submerged tanks for smooth extraction. A one or two tanks were also allowed a prolonged maceration after fermentation to add weight and complexity.



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