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    Rioja Grano a Grano - Graciano

    Type of wine
    type of wineRood
    Country
    Grape variety
    Graciano
    Region
    Ageing
    Eikenhouten 500L+, deels nieuw eikenhout en deels 2e & 3e fill
    Vintage
    Vinification
    Met de hand ontsteeld, zonder te kneuzen vergist in een beton tank deels onder druk van de gesloten tank met het natuurlijke gist, geperst

    Graciano | single vineyard in Rioja Alavesa | ‘grape by grape’ met de hand ontsteeld | vergist in cement | gerijpt op nieuwe eikenhout voor 12-16 maanden | super intens | rijk | veel structuur | diepte | winnaar | wijn met enorm potentieel tot rijpen! 

    Abel&Maite Mendoza

    Een stel echt pioniers in het Rioja gebied, zijn Abel en Maite. Al 25 jaar verbouwen zij biodynamische druiven in verschillende regio’s van de Rioja, op 22 verschillende percelen. Zij hebben ervoor gekozen om alle kleine percelen apart te laten vergisten om zo een soort ‘Bourgogne systeem’ te introduceren, alleen is dit vrij lastig gebleken. In de kelder wordt er traditioneel gewerkt en levert wijnen op die altijd hoge scores krijgen. Het is niet voor niets dat ze altijd bij de 15 beste producenten van de regio zitten!

    Review

    The cool 2016 vintage produced a 2016 Graciano Grano A Grano with a low pH and high acidity, but the grapes were perfectly ripe. This is a peppery and spicy Graciano, a grape that likes a warm year. It matured in new French oak barrels, and perhaps the number of 225-liter barrels was higher (they are using more and more 500-liter barrels), as it seems to have marked the wine a little. This wine has the hallmark of the best 2016 reds, expressive, aromatic and open, quite showy. The palate is medium to full-bodied, and the flavors are focused, with the crushed black peppercorns making a glorious comeback on the palate. This should develop nicely in bottle. Another superb Graciano. 2,235 bottles were filled in May 2018. Luis Gutierrez 96/100

    I wanted to catch up with Abel and Maite Mendoza, some of the best true vignerons from Spain, in their small family winery in the village of San Vicente de la Sonsierra. So, I tasted two vintages of most of the wines, as I had not tasted anything from them in some 16 months. In 2017, he was not able to do Tempranillo Blanco, Garnacha Blanca or Torrontés, and he only saved a little to make the white blend 5V. As for the reds, he didn't make the Garnacha, and some wines had very little volume. He has experimented with the "new" old varieties, and he saw that Maturana Blanca goes from green to rotten in no time at all, so he discarded it. He's now trying another variety called Legiruela.