2001 Las Rocas Garnacha
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245 Ratings
2001 Las Rocas Garnacha

Wine Details

Vineyard

Las Rocas

Varietal

Grenache

Style

Red

Wine Description

(From 2011 Vintage) Deep in the heart of Spain’s arid Aragón region, Garnacha grapes thrive in an unforgiving rocky terrain. Spain is one of the few places on Earth where vintners bottle the grape in its pure form, making Las Rocas Garnacha a unique and soughtafter wine. Rooted deeply in limestone soils at elevations up to 3,500 feet, the vines see intense sunlight and cool nightly temperatures, which produce intensely flavored fruit with an extraordinary structure. Pair this full-bodied red with hearty braised or roasted meats, earthy legume and vegetable dishes, and game.

Winemaker's Notes

"Put your seat belts on because the 2001 Garnacha Vinas Viejas (an old vine 100% Grenache cuvee), is prodigious! There are 10,000 cases of this offering (15% alcohol) from the estate’s oldest, highest altitude vineyard (100-year old vines planted at 900 meters in 100% slate). It is aged 10% in new French oak and 90% in old barrels and demi-muids. My tasting notes simply read, “no one will believe how great this wine is.” It is similar in style to the 2002, but more complex and richer, with greate...

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Vineyard

Las Rocas

Varietal

Grenache

Style

Red

"Put your seat belts on because the 2001 Garnacha Vinas Viejas (an old vine 100% Grenache cuvee), is prodigious! There are 10,000 cases of this offering (15% alcohol) from the estate’s oldest, highest altitude vineyard (100-year old vines planted at 900 meters in 100% slate). It is aged 10% in new French oak and 90% in old barrels and demi-muids. My tasting notes simply read, “no one will believe how great this wine is.” It is similar in style to the 2002, but more complex and richer, with greate...

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