Breca Garnacha

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Breca Garnacha

  • Varietal: 100% Garnacha de Aragón, the oldest clone of Garnacha (Grenache) in the world. Garnacha (Grenache) was first cultivated in this northeastern corner of Spain and transferred across the Mediterranean by the Kingdom of Aragón.

  • Vineyards: Multiple old mountain vineyards in Munébrega, Zaragoza, in the south of D.O. Calatayud, planted to low density without terracing, planted between 1900 and 1940. Traditional dry farmed viticulture. Organic Gobelet trained vines. Cultivated completely by hand, with minimal human intervention. The majority of the vineyards receive no treatments whatsoever.

  • Soils: Cambrian-Silurian slate and quartz soils, partially covered by a thin layer of calcareous Mesozoic soil.

  • Winemaking: Hand-harvested and stored in small 20 kg boxes. Primary fermentation takes place in 2.5-5 T open top fermenters. The wine is transferred to neutral (up to eight year old) French oak puncheons and demi-muids (500-600 L barrels, respectively) for malolactic fermentation and ageing. 15 months sur lie in up to eight year old French oak puncheons and demi-muids (500-600L barrels, respectively).