10 Years, Gran Reserva
Winemaker: Maria José Marchante
Winery: Bodegas Navalon
Colour: Intense red, shading to tawny at the rim.
Nose: Developed and complex with aromas of black cherry, strawberry, balsamic, leather, tobacco and vanilla oak.
Palate: Soft and supple on the palate with red fruit flavours, mellow tannins and a long smooth finish.
Food match: Perfect served with red meats, stews, casseroles and mature cheeses. Enjoy now, or cellar for up to 2 years.
VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION
This excellent wine embodies everything that the connoisseur of elegant, traditional Spanish wine loves. Aged for 10 years in the cellars of Bodegas Navalon in the small DO Valdepeñas, located in the heart of Spain. Bodegas Navalon has been the passion of the same local family for several generations, and specialises in producing classic, oak-aged Spanish red wines that are only released when they have reached the peak of perfection.
The stony vineyards of Valdepeñas benefit from a dry Continental climate with over 2,500 annual sunshine hours, which is perfectly suited to producing intensely fruity, long-lasting red wines. The Tempranillo grapes were hand-picked from 30 year old vines when the grapes had reached optimum ripeness and acidity levels. Fermentation took place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, then the ageing process began in a combination of American, French and Hungarian casks with different toasting levels in order to achieve the complex bouquet and flavours of this exceptional wine. This wine was oak aged for a minimum of 24 months.
Commended – International Wine Challenge 2017 (2006 Vintage)
Commended – Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 (2006 Vintage)
Silver Medal – Vinalies Internationales 2014 (2004 Vintage)
RS: < 2 g/l
VALDEPEÑAS D.O. – AGEING REQUIREMENTS
Gran Reserva wines undergo a minimum ageing period of 60 months, including at least 18 months in oak barrels with a maximum capacity of 330 litres.