Vingård: Bodegas Canopy
, Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha
|Vintype: Tør rødvin||Område: DO Méntrida|
|Årgang: 2008/2010||Region: Castilla-La Mancha|
|Alkohol: 14,5%||Druer: 80% Garnacha, 20% Syrah|
|Indhold: 75 cl||Fadlagring: Ja - 12 md. i 400-500 lt. egefade|
Vineyards: More than 40 year old head-trained vineyards on siliceous soils (Garnacha), and 15 year old espalier vineyards on sandy soils (Syrah).
Grape varieties: Garnacha 80%, Syrah 20%
Processing: Each variety separately. Prefermentative maceration at cold temperature. Temperature controlled fermentation with 15 days of maceration. Malolactic fermentation in barrel. Non-stabilized, unfiltered.
Aging:each variety separately. 12 months in 400 and 500 litres French oak barrels, and 1,500 litres fudres.
Production: 17,000 bottles of 0.75 L.
Alcohol % Vol. 14.5
Whole acidity 6.30
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: 91 points.
DRINK: 2014 - 2018. ESTIMATED COST: $30
SOURCE: eRobertParker.com, #206 Apr 2013.
The 2008 Tres Patas is a blend of 80% Garnacha and 20% Syrah from 85-year-old vines, and it sees 12 months in new and used French oak. It has a slightly subdued, sandalwood-tinged bouquet that is nicely defined but would probably benefit from some decanting. The palate is well-balanced, with crisp raspberry and red currant fruit, well-integrated oak and a dense, compact but very well-focused, brambly finish. This is a well-crafted, astutely made Mentrida red. Drink 2014-2018.
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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