Bodegas Fernando Remirez de Ganuza Fincas de Ganuza Rioja Reserva 2013
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Nine villages across the slopes of the Sonsierra supply the grapes for this rich, ripe cuvée of Tempranillo and 10% Graciano, producing a wine with smooth, plush black fig and mulberry flavours, well-handled and oak and impressive concentration for the vintage. 2019-23. Alcohol: 14
The young and creamy red 2013 Fincas de Ganuza was sourced from a challenging year that produced less concentrated, fresher and lighter reds. The nose is a combination of sweet spices and red and black fruit, a touch of licorice and a lactic touch. The palate is a little less concentrated, and the oak is still a bit noticeable. It has some austerity and finishes dry.
In Remirez de Ganuza, one works with fifty hectares of tempranillo (90%) and graciano (10%) located in privileged enclaves of the Alava vineyard.
The deciding factors to obtain a great wine are: the habitat, the microclimate, the direction of the parcels, the low productivity of the stocks and teh age of the vineyard.
The winery is located in the same center of the beautiful town of Samaniego. The splendid big rambling house includes an apple of buildings and is equipped with modern reinforced concrete structures covered with stone of ashlar masonry of between about two or three hundred years of antiquity.
Hailed as the star red variety in Spain’s most celebrated wine region, Tempranillo from Rioja, or simply labeled, “Rioja,” produces elegant wines with complex notes of red and black fruit, crushed rock, leather, toast and tobacco, whose best examples are fully capable of decades of improvement in the cellar.
Rioja wines are typically a blend of fruit from its three sub-regions: Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Oriental, although specific sub-region (zonas), village (municipios) and vineyard (viñedo singular) wines can now be labeled. Rioja Alta and Alavesa, at the highest elevations, are considered to be the source of the brightest, most elegant fruit, while grapes from the warmer and drier, Rioja Oriental, produce wines with deep color, great body and richness.