Señora de las Alturas 2019 | Viña Zorzal
Señora de las Alturas is a wine that comes from a unique plot with centuries-old pre-phylloxera vines located on the banks of the Alhama River. With gravel soil, rich in limestone and clay.
Alcoholic fermentation in open barrels of 500 liters of French oak, one year old, using native yeasts. Malolactic fermentation and subsequent aging for 12 months in 500-litre French oak barrels.
COLOR: cereza, borde violáceo
AROMA: expresión frutal, fruta roja, floral, especiado
BOCA: sabroso, frutoso, buena acidez, largo
The single-vineyard 2019 Señora de Las Alturas comes from an ancient plot on the gravel and silt soils on the banks of the Alhama River they call Pontigos. They only work with healthy grapes, and this comes from the first vintage that they considered to be an exceptional year of moderate yields and low pHs. This pure Garnacha was picked at 14.1% alcohol, and the bottled wine has a pH of 3.39 with six grams of acidity (tartaric). It fermented in open 1,000-liter pools followed by malolactic and in two used 500-liter French oak barrels for 15 months. It has an impactful nose combining notes of violets and ripe cherries, a little deeper than other cuvées from the same zone, nuanced, with a little more ripeness, very complete and complex. It has also developed nice complexity for its young age. The palate has the depth and complexity of the old vines, with super fine, chalky tannins and great balance. It really transcends the price. 1,300 bottles produced. It was bottled in January 2021.