The garnacha fina is a variety that is widespread throughout the world, and especially in Aragon and Catalonia, and in the south of France. Its origin is Aragonese, and in the 12th century it was planted together with the Crespiello.
It is a rustic, vigorous variety, and in principle very productive, it produces many clusters of flowers, but not all the flowers turn into grape seeds, and this makes it produce very concentrated and highly valued wines, but this is also a drawback for the wine growers hoping to cultivate this variety. This sensitivity towards “grape shatter”, has been studied, and less sensitive clones have been selected, with identical quality.
This Garnacha fina in planted in a very original and unique soil. These soils are very rich in lime, with limestone rocks with a particle size that allows easy drainage of water. In the deep subsoil at least 3 metres down, there are subterranean currents, which contribute in a very minute way to the precise level of humidity, to achieve a slow ripening of the grape, which can withstand high temperatures. The average altitude is between 450 and 600 metres.
The production of 5000 Kg/Ha provides concentrated grapes, with a perfect phenolic ripening, which produce wines with a great fruity freshness, and an elegant fleshiness. The wines are aged in barrels to maintain the fruit and the freshness.