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Baltasar Gracián Viñas Viejas El Héroe

Baltasar Gracián Viñas Viejas El Héroe
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Baltasar Gracián Viñas Viejas El Héroe
Red wine Barrel. 10 months in French oak barrels.
Variety: Garnacha Tinta
Designation of Origin: D.O. Calatayud
Production area: Aragón
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 15.0%
Red wine Barrel. 10 months in French oak barrels.
Variety: Garnacha Tinta
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 15.0%
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body

Characteristics of Baltasar Gracián Viñas Viejas El Héroe

Baltasar Gracián Viñas Viejas is a red wine from Calatayud produced by Cooperativa San Alejandro. This wine is a varietal Grenache.

The grapes come from vines between 60 and 80 years old. They grow on glass with a natural drainage. The plots are located in mountainous areas between 800 and 1,000 metres above sea level. The soils are stony.

The climate is predominantly continental and the average yield is 3,000 kilos per hectare. The grapes are harvested in early October and the clusters, once they have been selected, are fermented in stainless steel tanks for 15 to 25 days at a maximum temperature of 30 °.

Baltasar Gracián Viñas Viejas ages finally in French oak barrels of 225 and 500 litres for 10 months.

San Alejandro is one of the most renowned wineries in Calatayud. Founded in 1962, the winery has a strong export orientation.

Serve at 18.0ºC
Contains sulphites
Pairing
Roasted turkey, Stews, Grilled red meats, Roasted lamb, Beans and pulses, Duck, Mature cheese, Cold meat

Tasting notes Baltasar Gracián Viñas Viejas El Héroe

Sight Strong cherry red colour. Nose Notes of berries and red fruits. Mineral and balsamic touches with hints of wood. High intensity. Taste Good entrance, it is tasty and balanced. Toasted and fruit notes give it balance.
Sight Intense cherry red colour. Clean and bright. Nose It shows a clean and high intensity nose in which aromas of fruits of the forest, red fruit and slight floral notes stand out. Its aromatic intensity provides mineral nuances together with typical notes of its ageing and pleasant roasted aromas. Balsamic hints in the background refresh the whole. Taste Large and warm attack. It has a pleasant and soft mid-palate, with the fruit and the wood in harmony. Good acidity and ripe tannins. In the mouth, it is a tasty wine with an intense concentration of fruit and toasted hints that leave a persistent and balanced reminiscence.
Sight An intense picota cherry colour, clean and bright. Nose A clean, medium-high intensity nose with aromas of forest fruits, red fruit and flowers. Its aromatic intensity provides mineral touches with accompany nice roasted notes from its ageing. Balsamic hues in the background refresh the set.  Taste Broad and warming attack. Enjoyable and smooth on the palate, with a good balance between the fruit and the wood. Good acidity and ripe tannins. Tasty with an intense concentration of fruit and toasted tones which leave a persistent and balanced nuance lingering. 
Sight Very bright and intense dark cherry colour. Medium-high robe. Thin tears.
Nose

Intense and concentrated aromas among which the notes of ripe red fruit, almost jam, take centre stage. The notes provided by the good wood (toasted and smoked notes) emerge along with balsamic aromas and floral touches which round out the nose of this wine.

Taste Wide and warm attack. Very tasty and sweet wine, with a soft mid palate, marked by its balanced notes of fruit and wood. Good acidity and slightly sweet soft tannins. Very good and persistent finish. Excellent wine that leaves very good sensations.
Sight Dark and shiny deep cherry red. Dense tear which dyes the glass.
Nose

Very intense aromas. Dominance of the aromas of berries and red fruits with mineral and balsamic notes accompanied by touches provided by the oak (toasted, smoked and some cocoa).

Taste

Good attack. Rich, sweet and very nice mid palate, rich with fruit aromas. Ripe tannins. Cool, concentrated, full bodied and dry red wine. Lingering finish.

Sight Red pillory. Nose

Aromas of forest fruits and berries. Its aromatic intensity suggests balsamic tones and mineral involved in a touch of wood.

Taste Good entry, delicious, with intense concentration of fruit and toasty tones that make a balanced and persistent memory.

Ratings

  • Peñin 92
  • Parker 90
  • Peñin 92
  • Decántalo 91
  • Decántalo 92
  • Peñin 90
  • Decántalo 91
  • Peñin 90
  • Decántalo 92
  • Peñin 92
  • Decántalo 92
  • Peñin 90
  • Decántalo 92
  • Peñin 91

Prizes

Grand Gold Medal, Grenaches du Monde
CMB 2013, Medaille D Argen
Decanter WWA 2013, Bronze Medal
Mundus Vini 2013, Silver Medal

Ratings for the vintages from D.O. Calatayud

2015 Very good
2014 Very good
2013 Very good
2012 Excellent
2011 Excellent
2010 Excellent
2009 Very good
2008 Good
2007 Very good
2006 Good
2005 Excellent
2004 Very good
2003 Very good
2002 Good
2001 Very good
2000 Very good
1999 Good
1998 Good
1997 Satisfactory
1996 Very good
1995 Good
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Designation of Origin D.O. Calatayud

Winery San Alejandro

The history and legendary Camino de Santiago to Navarra, with the resulting French and Central European cultural influence in the area, influenced in the Middle Ages the tradition of unique wines, centred on the use of the Garnacha Tinta grape variety. The modernisation of wineries, the careful choice of the vineyards, the incorporation of noble varieties, and the commitment of winemakers seeking more flavour instead of alcohol, has led to a new generation of Calatayud wines, which are fine, elegant and very personal.

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