Adnams Garnacha, Spain
Juicy, ripe fruit flavours
This wine is made from low yielding Garnacha vines in the plain to the south of the river Ebro. Grown in poor soils in a dry northern Mediterranean climate, the grapes achieve full ripeness toward the end of September. The old bush vines are hand-picked, while the newer trained vineyards are machine harvested. After a cold soak to extract colour, the vine is fermented at around 22ºC over seven to eight days with pumpovers twice a day to achieve medium extraction. The flavour of fresh fruit is key, with a rich, full mouth feel but low astringency.