MARAŃONES – MARAÑONES PEŃA CALLABERA GRENACHE 2011
Couleur rubis. Nez agréable sur des notes de fruits rouges, des notes florales, de pivoine et d’épices douces. Une bouche toute en finesse sur un fruit délicat et longiligne. Une belle texture savoureuse.
VIN : MARAÑONES PEŃA CABALLERA GRENACHE 2011
The 2011 Peña Caballera is a single vineyard wine, the top of the range for Marañones, pure Garnacha, from a beautiful, mountain vineyard, a north-facing slope surrounded by forests planted with very old vines that are goblet pruned on granite soils with some cherry trees in the middle of the vineyard. It’s a very bright, translucent ruby color. The nose is complex and elegant, with notes of raspberries, strawberries, and violets, with plenty of aromatic Mediterranean herbs, spice and a meaty touch. The palate feels light, but it’s not: it has power but seems light on its feet, is very pleasant to drink revealing a mineral, textural, earthy sensation. It has brightness and light, velvety and elegant. There is great balance here and the harmony points at a very good evolution in bottle. This is a wine about length, complexity, tension and vertical lift, with nerve and electricity. An introverted, serious Garnacha that represents good value even though it’s not really cheap. 2,330 bottles produced. Bravo! Robert Parker. The Wine Advocate. 94/100.