Las Seis Alhajas Graciano 2016

LIMITED EDITION OF 3,890 BOTTLES


VINTAGE:

2016.

VINEYARDS:

Las Seis Alhajas (“Our Six Jewels”) is a 1.4 hectare plot located in Oyón, about a half kilometer away from our winery. Back in 1991, it was selected as the most appropriate place, specially for its ideal environment, to plant six different Graciano clones in an attempt to avoid this grape’s extinction and to bring it back to our blends. Due to its clay-limestone soils, altitude (between 443 and 455 meters above sea level), slight slope which permits rainfall to properly drain, lack of irrigation and northeast orientation with exposure to the fresh Sierra Cantabria breezes, the decision proved to be right. As a result, Bodegas Valdemar, always so innovative, launched its first 100% Graciano from the 2001 vintage. Eventually, with the expansion of new Graciano plantations, the name Las Seis Alhajas became restricted to the wine produced solely with the grapes from the 6 rows of vines originally planted.

VARIETY:

100% Graciano.

ALCOHOL:

13.5% Vol.

OAK AGEING

29 months in new, fine-grained American oak barrels.

TASTING FEATURES

Deep, intense red cherry colour. Concentrated black fruit aromas, balsamic, with pine and eucalyptus notes as well as subtle smoked nuances. A vibrant and dashingly expressive mouthfeel with an intense and powerful finish, clearly showing the variety’s character.

FOOD PAIRING

This wine pairs well with all types of meat, especially stews, roast meats and game. It is also a great match with dry and semi-dry cheeses.

SERVING TEMPERATURE

16/18 ºC.


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Grape variety: Graciano
Color:Red wine
Appellation of Origin:D.O.C.a Rioja
Oak ageing:Premium