Granito de Arena

Categories: Crianza

Made from a careful selection of grapes of the Tempranillo variety.

COLOUR: An attractive, intense redcurrant robe with light purple tones.
AROMA: Complex aromas, characteristic of Crianza ageing, with a predominance of ripe red berries and subtle hints of fruity dairy aromas, giving this wine considerable aromatic elegance.
MOUTH: The smoothness and fruitiness of the tannins produce an exceedingly balanced wine with a long aftertaste.
FOOD MATCHING: A perfect match for all types of meat and cured cheese.
OPTIMAL SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16 -18 ºC.
STORAGE TIME: 8 years.

Piedemonte Granito de Arena Crianza Tempranillo 2010

  • SILVER MEDAL – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2015

Piedemonte Granito de Arena Crianza Tempranillo 2010

  • Peñín Wine Guide 2016 – 88pts

WINEMAKER'S NOTES

The vineyards growing the Tempranillo variety used to make this wine have an average yield of 4000 kg/ha and are located in non-irrigated areas. Once perfect balance is achieved between the grape components, the grape must obtained is rich in sugars, anthocyanins and tannins which, once the winemaking process has been completed, give rise to a complex wine.

The grapes are fermented and macerated in stainless steel vats. The fermentation is performed at a controlled temperature of between 28 to 30 ºC. The grapes are then left to macerate for 15 – 20 days, depending on the phenolic characteristics and the condition of the grapes. Once the alcoholic and malolactic fermentation has been completed, the wine is matured in 225 litre oak barrels for 12 months. Following the barrel ageing, its subsequent bottle ageing gives it roundness which adds to the wine’s structure to create a really elegant wine.