2008 Las Rocas de San Alejandro - Vinas Viejas Garnacha Calatayud
Las Rocas de San Alejandro Description
Calatayud benefits from a continental climate with vast temperature differences between night and day. Harvests are much later than in other parts of Arag?n and the acidity/maturity/alcohol ratios tend to be more balanced. As most of the vineyards lie on what was (thousands of years ago) an old river basin, the soil is comprised of brown limestone and loam over slate and gypsum. This particular soil is also quite good for production of olives, cherries, and other fruits.
Wine Enthusiast: 88 Points
Minty, pointy oak aromas jump out at you, followed by pepper, leather, spice and herbal berry scents. Tight and structured in the mouth, with black plum and ripe berry flavors. Turns oaky and hot on the finish, with vanilla and pepper flavors. A little fiery but the real deal for Calatayud.