Le Granja Hen Syrah
Deep dark red. Plenty of fruit to taste, blackberry primarily. A medium bodied wine. Juicy with balanced tannins.
A great match with spicy Mexican food, oven cooked with meat or that typical Spanish meal.
The region is located in the north of Spain, a new plantation of the Syrah grape. The Cariñena Denominación de origen is situated at 56 km south east of Zaragoza, in Aragón. In the Iberian mountains between the Campo de Cariñena valley and the Ebro river. The Denominación covers 50.000 hectares and has a long viticulture tradition and has a rich culture heritage from the mudejar period.Generally the climate is arid in Cariñena, with an annual rainfall of 350 mm. The summer are dry and sunny, the winters are cold and the area often feels the effects of "the Cierzo" wind, wich contributes to the dryness of the climate. The soil are poor, stony and made up of ochre-coloured limestone. The vineyards are found at an altitude of between 400 and 800 m.
Fermentation & Ageing:
After manual harvesting, the grapes are destemmed and pressed before fermention in stainless steel tanks at 26º C during 25 days. The maceration, which lasts10 days with 3 daily "pompages" (pump overs), incorporates the malolactic fermentation. Finally, the wine is filtered and bottled under the strictest hygienic conditions.