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Garnacha “Arom” Calatayud 2020 – Cuevas de Arom

Full Body Red

“Arom” offers a superbly balanced expression of Garnacha with bright and fragrant aromas of blackcurrant, white pepper and thyme, supported by firm tannins and beautiful freshness, quite unlike a traditional Spanish Garnacha.

Availability: 30 in stock


Availability: 30 in stock

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About this wine

The grapes to produce the Garnacha “Arom” Calatayud Cuevas de Arom were fermented using indigenous yeasts in open-top cement tanks with 30% whole bunch included. Fermentation lasted 28 days with daily, manual pump-overs. The wine was aged for 12 months in concrete before bottling.

The fruit for this wine comes from 11 hectares of high altitude vineyards across Calatayud and Campo de Borja. The 50 year old Garnacha vines are grown at 600-800m above sea level. The vineyards are unirrigated and goblet-pruned. The soils are pre-Cambrian slate and quartzite.

Cuevas de Arom is a new project led by friends Fernando Mora MW and Mario López, based in Calatayud. They own some of the oldest and highest vineyards in the region planted on precipitous slopes, offering Cuevas de Arom access to the best Garnacha fruit. The region of Calatayud is located far inland, south of Zaragoza in Aragon. Here the climate is warm and continental with very low rainfall. Fernando was determined to unlock the potential of the region’s oldest Garnacha vineyards, which are located on high-altitude plateaus at 600 to 1,000 metres above sea level. This altitude, combined with the vineyards’ northerly aspect, moderates the region’s warm climate and provides a wide diurnal range for perfectly paced slow ripening to develop complex aromatics and preserve the grapes’ fresh acidity. Balance is integral to Fernando’s wines with naturally high acidity tempering the wine’s vivid fruit profile. The parcels are farmed using sustainable and organic practices, with some certified organic.

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