Calatayud, Aragon, Spain
Made of 100% Garnacha from vines that were planted between 1925 and 1945 in decomposed slate and gravelly clay soils. Yields were less than one ton of fruit per acre, and the wine was aged in old large French oak foudres. This is an amazing terroir of steep hillsides and ancient head-pruned vines. Black raspberry, truffle, kirsch, lavender and liquid rock-like characteristics emerge from this astonishing wine. Finishes with a balanced, mouth coating glycerine with enjoyable notes of strawberries, black cherries, dusty, loamy soil and meaty, peppery characteristics.