ES LO QUE HAY OLD VINES GARNACHA 2011

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Winery notes (2011 Vintage)
"ES LO QUE HAY – It´s what there is / It is what it is / That´s how it goes. A common Spanish expression but one I like to reserve for the few old high altitude Garnacha vineyards that survive in Aragon. What you taste in the bottle is a true expression of what there is in the vineyard. It´s as simple as that. 
High altitude ancient vineyards at 1000 to 1100 metres above sea level with ´pizarra´ slate and quartzite soils. Completely dry grown and unirrigated this is an inhospitable continental climate with extreme changes of temperature were mountain herbs, almonds, cherry trees and Garnacha form a breathtaking patchwork. Low annual rainfall of 200-300mm and the remarkable soils produce fine and elegant Garnacha which is punctuated by intense black fruit flavours with complex mineral, smoke and ‘garrigue’ notes. This is a pure unoaked Garnacha which is fermented in open top fermenters then aged on fine lees for 20 months before release. It is what it is! ​"
Sue Courtney, wineoftheweek.com, May 2017 (2011 Vintage)
"​Rich red black. Concentrated cherry jam and aromatic herbs fill the bouquet and it’s ripe and juicy in the full-bodied palate where the flirty high alcohol is immediately heady. It’s crammed with ripe, juicy, succulent blue and red fruits with a touch of graphite and iodine in behind and the finish is incredibly long with firm grunty tannins taking command. ‘Es lo que hay’ means ‘it is what it is’ and it definitely created a buzz around the room. Steve says this unoaked red will live 30 or 40 years but as it is unfined and unfiltered, expect the bottle to throw a huge amount of sediment."


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