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Date Printed: 5/22/2017
Bodegas Alejandro Fernandez Dehesa La Granja 2010
Bodegas Alejandro Fernandez Dehesa La Granja 2010
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International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 5/22/2017: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

One hundred percent Tempranillo from the Pesquera clones planted in 1998. Purity of fruit accompanies concentrated texture and weight, with excellent balance and expression enhanced by two years in bottle prior to release.
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About Bodegas Alejandro Fernandez:

Alejandro Fernández personites the mercurial 20th-century Spanish experience. A family breadwinner from the age of thirteen, he went on to learn several trades, beginning as a master carpenter. After military service he worked selling agricultural machinery but soon came to manufacture equipment of his own design, attaining national success with a revolutionary beet harvester. During all these years Alejandro harvested and made wine yearly from his own vineyards, nurturing a lifelong dream of establishing a bodega for the production of great red wines, following the traditions of his ancestors dating to Roman and Visigothic times.

Wines produced by Alejandro Fernández are made exclusively from the dificult, quick-maturing Tempranillo variety, of which he is the acknowledged master. His world-famous Tinto Pesquera is aged a minimum of 18 months in oak, with selected Reservas and Grandes Reservas remaining in barrel for 24 months and longer.