Calatayud 2019, El Risco (Aragon, Spain)

Calatayud 2019, El Risco (Aragon, Spain)

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Grapes: Syrah, Grenache, Bobal
Region: Aragon, Spain 
Style: Red
ABV: 14%
Any added sulphites: No 
Filtered: Very lightly 
Size: 75cl

A versatile, bold and herbaceous full-bodied red with lively notes of dark fruits such as blackcurrant, plum, and raspberry! Perfect to pair with pastas, casseroles or just on it’s own! 

The name of this wine, El Risco, which means 'the crag' is a reference to the rugged Aragonese terrain in the high altitude vineyards of Calatayud where the old bush vines that go into this wine grow. A small proportion of whole bunches underwent a seven day maceration and subsequently the wine was aged for a few months in tank before being bottled. 

Calatayud was a major viticultural hub at the beginning of the 20th century with over 40,000 hectares of vineyards. Today only 3,000 remain, and farmers continue to abandon the land in what is considered an impoverished region. This has left a treasure trove of old vineyards; it’s not uncommon to find 80+ year old vines, which are able to withstand the warm and dry climate as well as its infamous strong northerly El Cierzo wind.