- Region Spain
- Wine Style Soft Fruity Reds
- Wine Type Red
- Grapes Grenache, Other Red
- Closure Screw Top
5 Stars from Wine Orbit for 7 vintages in a row, this Spanish sizzler isÂ truly 'kickass'!
93/100 & 5 Stars, Wine OrbitÂ â€œIt's sweetly fruited and instantly appealing on the nose showing dark plum, clove, bay leaf and toasted nut characters, leading to a gorgeously soothing palate that's filled with delicious fruit flavours. It's fleshy and supple with elegant spicy nuances, finishing long and comforting. At its best: now to 2023.â€ August 2020
Gold NZ International Wine Show 2020
Garnacha (grenache) is one of the most widely planted red wine grape varieties in the world. It ripens late, so it needs hot, dry conditions such as those found in Spain, where the grape most likely originated. Since Roman times donkeys or 'Burros' (in Spanish) have been used to work along the narrow paths between vines, which is where this wine takes its name.
Grapes for this juicy Garnacha were sourced from the calcareous clay hills of the Ayles Estate in the Carinena region of central north Spain. The continental climate is influenced by a wind the locals call "Cierzo" and vast fluctuations between daytime and night time temperatures guarantee super-intensely flavoured grapes. Harvesting took place in early October when the grapes had reached optimum ripeness. The grapes were machine harvested from 15 year-old vines. They were then de-stemmed and semi-crushed before a prefermentation maceration at low, controlled temperatures of 8-10ÂºC for four days. The wine was then fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. 50% of the wine spent four months in high quality oak barrels to add a vanilla smoothness and a toasty, spicy touch to the flavours.
Central North Spain
14 % abv.
Garnacha / Grenache grapes.
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Shipping & Returns
- Pricing For 1-12 bottles, shipping is $5.99 for Auckland, $7.99 for the North Island and $9.99 for the South Island. For 13 or more bottles, shipping is $9.99 for Auckland, $14.99 for the North Island and $17.99 for the South Island.
- Timing We estimate delivery to be up to 3-4 working days for urban NZ addresses, and up to 5 working days for rural delivery.
- Click and collect is available from our Albany warehouse shop.
- We do not ship outside of New Zealand.
- We are unable to deliver to PO Boxes. Delivery is via NZ Couriers.
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You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
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