Alaya Tierra 2017
Monovarietal de Garnacha tintorera plantada en viñedos viejos ubicados a gran altitud (en torno a 1.000 metros). Este Alaya tierra es un vino potente, denso y concentrado, con una amplia graduación alcohólica que queda en un segundo plano gracias a una textura sedosa y a su largo final.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
The powerful 2017 Alaya Tierra is 100% old-vine Garnacha Tintorera. It is a ripe, heady and dense red that hits the scale at 16% alcohol and close to six grams of residual sugar from very ripe grapes in a very dry and warm year. It fermented in stainless steel with neutral yeasts and matured for 15 months in brand-new French barriques, where it also underwent malolactic fermentation. It has notes of ripe and candied fruit, the grapes are so ripe that it's impossible to ferment it completely dry, so there's always a little sweetness here. It's a full-throttle, full-bodied, concentrated ripe and tannic red in need of a T-bone and/or years in bottle. There is a smoky and meaty touch here and in some of the other wines that somehow made me think of a Syrah from the Northern Rhône. It has a very specific profile, very good in its kind. 18,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in March 2019.
Blackberry and blueberry character with lots of smoky oak, but it’s sexy and polished. Full body. Dense and focused. Pushes the limits a little, but all there. Drink now or hold.