GORYS Garnacha 2018
Made with fine Garnacha grapes planted in a very peculiar and unique soil. The terroirs, very rich in lime, sit on very peculiar size limestone rocks that drain rainfall water very easily.
In the deep subsoil, minimum 3 metres below the surface, there are subterranean water currents adding the perfectly minute level of humidity decisive for a slow ripening of the grapes and to withstand the usual high temperatures.
A small destemmer strips the grapes from selected bunches and are left, whole and uncrushed, in cold maceration for four days. To obtain fresh fruit and color we then leave them in cold maceration for four days in tanks we have previously sown with selected commercial yeasts. The alcoholic fermentation under controlled temperature starts on day 5.
Later on we devat, microoxigenate and once decanted, we transfer the wine into used barrels to begin the malolactic fermentation.
To respect the full taste of the fruit 2018 Gorys Garnacha was aged in second-use American and French oak barrels for 12 months and then transferred to stainless steel tanks for stabilization.
Bottled in March 2020.
Gold medal in the Garnachas of the World Competition 2020
Type of wine Red, lengthy ageing
Company BIOENOS, SL
D.O. P.G.I. Bajo Aragón
Winery Lécera (Zaragoza)
Vineyard Different zones of the Lécera Cooperative
Age of the vineyard Between 20 and 50 years old
Soil Very chalky and deep
Altitude 500 metres
Surface area Hand harvested grapes selected from 300 hectares of vineyards. The destemming and vinification process is made with Bioenos S.L. equipment located at Lecera’s Coop Winery.
Water regime Dry farming – rainfed crop
Yield 4,500 Kg/Ha
When tannins are ripe
Oenologist José Pascual Gracia Romeo