Bodegas Breca

Garnacha de Fuego

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2017 Vintage

Best Value

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2016 Vintage

90pts

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2016 Vintage

90pts

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Denominacion de Origen

Vino de Aragón

Location

Towns of Munébrega, Murero, and Paracuellos, Zaragoza, in the south of D.O. Calatayud.

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. (El Plano, Barranco de la Rambla, Cerro Verde, Cerro del Cura, La Laguna…)

Year(s) Planted

Between 1945 and 1985

Viticulture

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.

Climate

Extreme continental, with drastic temperature swings between day and night. Extremely low levels of precipitations. Drought years are not uncommon.

Winemaking

Hand-harvested and stored in small 20 kg boxes. Spontaneous fermentation occurs in stainless steel and concrete tanks.

Ageing

Briefly aged in stainless steel and concrete tanks to soften tannins.

Comments

Garnacha de Fuego is a young, primary fruit expression of the oldest clones of Garnacha in the world, from the high altitude mountains of Calatayud. The altitudes, age of the vines, and slate dominant soils produce a wine of tremendous character and concentration, balanced by fresh acidity that provides balance and drinkability, and elegant minerality.