D.O.Ca. Rioja (La Rioja)
Abel Mendoza Graciano Grano a Grano is a red wine from Rioja produced by Abel Mendoza Monge, a winery founded in 1988 in San Vicente de la Sonsierra, near the Sierra de Cantabria.
The climate in the Rioja Alta is continental and moderate, marked by a Cantabrian influence. Temperatures are mild, a minimum of 4 ° C in winter and maximum of 15 ° to 22 ° in summer. Rainfall is moderate. This wine is a varietal Graciano from the winery's own vineyards, with an average age of 35 years. The vineyards are situated on the banks of the Ebro River, on clay, loam and fine sandstones soils.
The farmning methods used are organic. Regarding the development, after husking is completed manually grain by grain, fermentation is carried out must temperature controlled stainless steel tanks and then malolactic fermentation occurs in French oak barrels. Finally, Abel Mendoza Graciano Grano a Grano spends 18 months in new French oak barrels, with 3 transfers.
In the mouth it is dry, structured, fresh and sweet.
Cherry colour with purple hues.
The nose has a high aromatic intensity. Red fruit aromas appear along with peach and plum. There are dairy- like aromas such as yogurt, alongside fruit, balsamic notes and vanilla.