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Date Printed: 4/24/2014
Vinedos Y Bodegas Pablo Menguante Garnacha 2008
Vinedos Y Bodegas Pablo Menguante Garnacha 2008
(search item no. 111440)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/24/2014: $14.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Menguante Garnacha is produced from grapes that have been grown on 80 to 100 year old vines. The subdued dark fruit and mineral aromas carry into the lush, plum flavors with ripe chewy tannins. The persistent finish features balanced acidity and sweet fruit tannins. Serve at room temperature.
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About Vinedos Y Bodegas Pablo:

Vinedos y Bodegas Pablo is a family owned bodega located in Almonacid de la Sierra in the Cari?ena region. The Pablo family has a long wine making tradition in the region and uses indigenous grapes from their own vineyards, which are located at the foothills of Sierra del Moncayo. Additionally, they have been dedicated to the methods of biodynamic farming and viticulture for many years. No herbicides or chemicals of any kind are used in the vineyards.

The origin of the bodega goes back to the XVIII century. Antonio Hernandez founded the bodega in 1760 when he hand-carved an underground cellar, which still exists today. The present generation, Jos? Pablo Casao and his sisters, constructed their present state-of-the-art bodega over the former one. The Pablo family implements cutting edge technologies in this modern facility. Their objective is to transmit the essence of the land and the unique flavor of the indigenous grapes to their wines.

One of the best assets of the Pablo family is their vineyards. With a range of vines that average from 30 years old to up to 100 years old, the Pablo family has always been conscious of the local clones and has maintained the indigenous varietals, consisting mostly of Garnacha and the unique Vidadillo grape. There are also some international varietals planted in different younger vineyards which complement the native varietals.