Gaznata Joven 2010 (red)
Bodega: Don Juan del Águila
Winemaker: Daniel V. Ramos
Region: Garnachas de Gredos
Gaznata is a village concept of Garnacha and is produced from tiny vineyards surrounding the ancient village of El Barraco. They are mostly old vines, with an altitude of between 900 and 1100 meters, in granitic sandy soil.
Spontaneous pro-longed fermentation in large concrete tanks, with malolactic taking place in the spring when the large stone bodega begins to warm with the spring sun. Fined and lightly filtered. Some natural cold stabilization and precipitation takes place in the cold concrete tanks over the winter months.
Once the young wine is bottled it is ready to be sent to market. Although this Garnacha is Joven (a young wine) it will develop nicely over the next few years in the bottle.
Gaznata is available in the USA, via Magnum Wines International, in Belgium via Odilon Imports, and in Brazil via Casa do Porto. Please contact them for purchasing inquiries in your area.
Tasting Notes, etc.:
Gaznata Joven is a fresh fruity and easy drinking young Garnacha. It is a deep garnet in colour, with blackberries, cherries and graphite on the nose. The palate is rich and supple with layers of dark fruit and christmas spices. A nice fresh and lengthy finish. Great pizza and pasta wine, or with any sort of poulty or pork dishes.