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Armantes Old Vine Garnacha Tempranillo Calatayud 2011

ID No: 439739
Country:Spain
Region:Calatayud
Winery:Armantes
Grape Types:Grenache
Tempranillo
Vintage:2011
Bottle Size:750 ml
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The wine ferments for 7 days at 30ºC, followed by 14 days maceration on the skins. Aged 12 months in large stainless steel vats. Cold stabilized and lightly filtered before bottling

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Product Description

Armantes Old Vine Garnacha Tempranillo Calatayud 2011 is made from 50 year old vine Garnacha (90%) & Tempranillo (10%). The wine ferments for 7 days at 30ºC, followed by 14 days maceration on the skins. Aged 12 months in large stainless steel vats. Cold stabilized and lightly filtered before bottling. 


Armantes Old Vine Garnacha Tempranillo Calatayud 2011 presents with aromas are powerful and rich. A myriad of vibrant blueberry, blackberry and raspberry fruits. The palate is incredibly concentrated and rich. This wine is fruity, juicy and shows a great depth, ripe tannins, length but yet with wonderful elegance and lightness. Fabulous red. Excellent value. Enjoy with sausages, roasted meats, cheeses etc.

Winery: Armantes

The Armantes Estate
Armantes is made at the Bodega San Gregorio, a cave co-op founded in 1965 that counts 250 members. It is located in the Ribota River Valley, some 30 kilometers (20 miles) north of the city of Calatayud. D.O. Calatayud is located in Aragon, a province unparalleled in Spain by its variety of landscapes (lush river valleys, mountainsides and semi-desert areas.)  The name Calatayud derives from a Moorish governor named Ayub who built a castle (qalat) at the confluence of the Jalon and Jiloca rivers (qalat Ayub.)  There has been thriving population here as far back as Roman times when the old city of Bilbilis was used as an important staging-post for the Roman legions on their way north to Gaul.

The
Armantes Vineyards
The coop cultivates 900 hectares (2,200 acres) of primarily Garnacha (70%) and Tempranillo (20%) with some white Macabeo and other varieties.  Most of the vines are at least 40 years old and some are 50+. The vines, planted “en vaso”(head-trained) are not irrigated, offering very low production levels. Local soils are rich in limestone, marl and slate, providing plenty of opportunities to make good wine on a regular basis of which Armantes is a perfect example.

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