Wines

Tintoralba Garnacha Tintorera 2014

Region: Almansa D.O.
Winery: SANTA QUITERIA, BODEGAS

Grapes: 100% Garnacha Tintorera
Vintage: 2014
Color: Red

Tintoralba is made from the winery’s oldest vines aged up to 90 years with yields of less than 1 ton per acre. The majority of the grapes for this bottling come from vineyards between 900 and 1000 meters in elevation. This bottling is the highest of expression of unoaked Garnacha Tintorera from the winery, offering the most concentration and complexity.

All grapes were hand harvested. Fifty percent of the grapes saw carbonic maceration as whole clusters. The remaining grapes saw a cold prefermentation maceration with dry ice to maximize aroma and color extraction which leads to silky tannin structure in the finished wine. After the cold soak grapes undergo fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks with pumpovers for control of temperature and extraction. After pressing in bladder presses the wine is aged in stainless steel tank for a short time before bottling.

Reviews

Publication Score Comments
Vinous 90 Vivid ruby-red. Energetic and sharply focused, displaying fresh, spice-accented strawberry and raspberry aromas. Juicy red fruit flavors deepen and sweeten with air, as a suave floral quality develops in the glass. The lively, emphatically fruity finish shows very good lift, with silky, harmonious tannins arriving late. This wine was aged entirely in stainless steel. 2016-2020
Mediterranean Spain
January 2016