2015 Cuevas de Arom As Ladieras Campo de Borja Garnacha [WA91] (SOLD OUT)

$23.99

2015 Cuevas de Arom As Ladieras Campo de Borja Garnacha [WA91] (SOLD OUT) is backordered and will ship as soon as it is back in stock.

Producer: Cuevas de Arom 
Region:
Campo de Borja, Aragon, Spain 
Varietal:
100% Garnacha (Grenache
Year:
2015 

Wine Advocate, 91 Points 

"The 2015 As Ladieras is pure Garnacha from dry-farmed 50- to 60-year-old vines on deep limestone and clay soils from different vineyards in the village of Ainzón in Campo de Borja. The grapes were hand-harvested and cooled down for 48 hours, destemmed and fermented in open-top 4,000-liter vats with indigenous yeasts. The wine was transferred to oak barrels for malolactic and 10-12 months aging. This is quite fresh and accessible, with nicely integrated oak, drinkable now. It has a mixture of red and black fruit, with lactic hints and a spicy touch. The palate, as it happens with all the wines here, feels fresher and better balanced than what the nose might point to, but as the nose will change more with time in bottle, the sensation in the palate is more important. This has to be one of the most elegant wines I've tasted from Campo de Borja. 13,500 bottles were filled in April 2017." 

About the Producer: 

"High altitude, dry farmed, old bush vine Garnacha made underground. The latest project from Fernando Mora (who received his MW last year) with his partner Mario Lopez. Following their usual methodology, they questioned everything, followed no rules nor recipes, simply listened to the grapes. Vineyards are at 550-700 meters on slate & limestone soils. Cuevas means “caves” - the traditional wines of the village were made in these underground caves." 

About the Region: 

"Campo de Borja lies between the Sierra de Moncayo mountain and the Ebro River valley in Aragon. The DO is divided in to three zones based on elevation, but is generally characterized by high plateaus and hills with limestone soils. The climate is continental, marked by very little rain and the cold, dry cierzo wind that blows down from the northwest. Garnacha dominates the region with approximately 5,000 hectares planted, the oldest dating back to 1890. More than 2,000 of the 5,000 hectares of Garnacha are between 30 and 50 years old." 

Vineyard: 

"Handpicked grapes from a dry farmed vineyards - Tormo, Cuesta Roya, Pozos de Mata - at 600-650 meters elevation with vines an average age of 40 years old. The soils are slate and limestone. As Ladieras means “from the slopes” in Fabla Aragonesa, a traditional almost extinct language from the region." 

Winemaking: 

"Fermentation with indigenous yeasts, 10% stem inclusion with two manual punchdowns per day in open fermentors (5000 Kg). Racking, malolactic and aging in a mic of concrete, eggs and barriques (Taransaud, Darnajou, Seguin Moreau)." 

Alcohol: 14.5% 

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