Vingård: Bodegas Canopy
, Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha
|Vintype: Tør rødvin||Område: DO Méntrida|
|Årgang: 2009||Region: Castilla-La Mancha|
|Alkohol: 14,5%||Druer: 100% Garnacha|
|Indhold: 75 cl||Fadlagring: Ja - 17 md. i franske egefade|
Vineyards: Old Garnacha vineyards, located in the Real de San Vicente,in the southern foothills of the Sierra de Gredos, at 750 metres altitude, and with 50 years old.
Grape varieties: Garnacha 100%.
Harvest: Harvested in crates, this wine comes from a selection of thebest clusters from the best vineyard plants.
Processing: Prefermentative maceration at cold temperature and, afterwards, soft grape pressing for 22 days.
Ageing: Malolactic fermentation in barrel with an ageing of 17 months in French oak barrels.
Production: 815 bottles of 0,75 L.
Alcohol % Vol. 14,6
Whole acidity 5,98
Canopy was born as a project by 2 oenologist friends, professionals of the wine world, enterprise and hotel business: Alfonso Chacón and Belarmino Fernández. Two very different personalities who join together in order to accomplish their dream: to make a high quality wine from the vineyard.
It all begins in 2004 with the selection of the vineyards and the bet for the D.O. Méntrida, in Toledo. Though it is true that this D.O. did not enjoy a good reputation, being specialized from the old days in the production of bulk wines and with very few wineries committed to make a bottled quality wine, it complied with an essential condition: an old vineyard basically based on the Garnacha variety and the peculiar characteristics of the terrain.
The search for our vineyards led us to discover one of the best terroirs in the area. The plots are located in a mountain range, at 750 metres altitude, over siliceous soils, with great abundante of granitic mother rock. A poor substratum, adapted from the old times to the cultivation of the wine grape. The Garnacha vineyards, planted in the 50 and 60 decades, are head-trained within narrow limits, sinceit was costumery to work with animals.
Anmeldelser / Medaljer:
Den Spanske Penin-guide: 92 points.
Robert Parker RATING: 93 points
DRINK: 2013 - 2018. ESTIMATED COST: $65
SOURCE: eRobertParker.com, #206 Apr 2013.
The oddly named 2009 Congo is a pure Garnacha from the Alberche Valley – a selection of the best bunches from a 0.8-hectare parcel of vines raised for 18 months in French oak. The stem addition lends this an intriguing, well-defined, character-driven bouquet with raspberry leaf, cranberry and a touch of undergrowth. The palate is fresh on the entry with crisp raspberry and red currant fruit. It is very wellbalanced with a clean, linear, enticing bouquet that is sophisticated and very appealing. Superb. Drink now-2018.
Now here is a challenger to Jimenez-Landi’s Crown but, hey, it is great to see two Mentrida growers giving the region such a good name. It was formed in 2004 by Alfonso Chacon y Belarmino Fernandez when they began acquiring parcels of Garnacha on Unique terroirs. Their wines come highly recommended: natural, full of character and charm, Mentrida wines you want to contemplate and savor.
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