|Type of Wine:||Red|
|Bottles Produced:||24000 Per Year|
|Composition:||100% Old Vine Garnacha Per Year|
|ExWorks (at Bodega):||N/A|
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El Chaparral is named after a small Spanish oak tree called Chaparro that surrounds the area where the vineyards are found.
The grapes for this wine come from Garnacha vines planted between 1890 and 1930. The 40.8 acres of vineyards are divided into 40 small parcels planted in the vaso system.
Yields are low, approximately 1.25 tons/acre, which is why former generations had abandoned these
vines. It is thought that these Garnacha plots are the most northern in Spain and the closest to the
The grapes are hand harvested, then macerated for 30 days, and fermented for 7 days.
Malolactic fermentation takes place in 100% French oak barrels, followed by aging on lees for 5 months.
Alive garnet colour. Juicy and spicy on the palate with red fruit and black pepper flavors.
Accents of coffee and mineral.
Elegant, fine and delicate but supported by firm tannis.
A very Atlantic style of Garnacha.
|Vineyard Size:||40 ACRE|
|Soil Composition:||Clay and rock|
|Training Method:||Vaso system|
|Fermentation:||COLD MACERATES BEFORE FERMENTATION|
|Length of Maceration:||N/A|
|Ageing (sur Lie):||5 MONTHS|
|Ageing in Months:||N/A|
|Residual Sugar:||6.3 g/l|
|Acidity :||4.2 g/l|
|Dry Extract:||30.5 g/l|