One of our favourite wines. Strong, smooth and minerally.
1- High altitude vineyard. 2- Slate soil. 3- Rough weather, 4- Garnacha old vines, 5- Aged for just 4 months.
The mix of the above give a superb wine as a result.
- Grape variety: Garnacha
- D.O. Calatayud
- Vintage: 2018
- Colour: Bright burgundy wine with medium-depth.
- Nose: Wild berry aromas, secondary aromas featuring tobacco
- Palate: Dry wine. Strong, smooth & minerally. Smooth in the mouth
- Vineyards: Very old vines located up in the mountain at 900 metres altitude in a watershed area. Soil is rocky, with a high amount of pebbles and slates. These features make it find us with a unique vineyard, able to express the true personality of the Garnacha grape.
- Wine Making / Aging: Manual harvest in 2o kilo crates. Fermentation took place at 26º C in stainless steel deposits, macerating for 14 days. The wine is transferred to French Oak barriques along with its lees (dead yeast cells and other particles remaining in a wine after fermentation. They settle as sediment or creamy mud at the bottom of the fermenting barrique) and ages for 4 months. Then is bottled and left to age for another 2 years.
- Awards: 89 Points Vinous. Josh Raynolds
- 14.5% abv
- Enjoy at 16° C
Its name, Nietro, comes from an ancient wine measuring unit equivalent to 16 large pitchers or 160 litres.