Las Carlinas Old Vine Garnacha 2014
Intensely aromatic nose with floral notes and ripe red fruits, dried figs and spices. Minerality, elegance and freshness combine in this unique wine, with a smooth, silky mouth feel and a fruit-filled finish.
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“This is the definitive Old Vine Garnacha, crafted by our winemaker Fernando Mora and a small, specialist Garnacha winery in the D.O. Campo de Borja, one of the best areas in the world for sourcing low-yielding Garnacha fruit at an affordable price. Combining spiced minerality and floral hints, it is packed with fruit whilst maintaining its elegance and freshness, a style that is reflected in its modern, yet classic, premium packaging which evokes Spain’s native Carlina thistle.”
The name for the range comes from the carlina, a star-shaped thistle, pinned on doors to ward off evil spirits; it is a traditional symbol of protection and strength. Along with the garnacha grapevine and many other wild flowers, it thrives in the wild landscape and harsh climate of continental Spain.
The grapes were sourced from low-yielding (max. 4,400kg/ha.) bush-trained vines of more than 25 years of age, grown on the region’s distinctive rusty-red ferrous and stony soil. Produced from hand-harvested grapes, stored in concrete tanks with 20% aged in French oak barrels for added complexity, Las Carlinas Old Vine Garnacha is a vibrantly aromatic wine with a particularly floral nose and lush fruit flavours with elegant minerality on the palate.
Grape variety – 100% Garnacha.