Caliza Gran Selección is made from Tempranillo grapes selected from vineyards with a maximum production of 4,000 Kilograms per hectare. The grapes are harvested by hand so that each one of the clusters reaches our winery in excellent condition.
In the former kingdom of Castilla-La Mancha in central Spain, we can find the largest vine-growing area in the world with an endless expanse of 300,000 hectares of vineyard. It is also the stomping ground of Miguel de Cervantes’s famous novel, Don Quixote. The huge area covered by this Denominación de Origen borders Valencia and Murcia to the East, and Extremadura to the West, Andalusia to the South and Madrid to the North-West. Wine making began here in Roman times and was widespread during the middle ages. The versatility of this land has allowed for the introduction of a wide variety of international varieties of grape.
Bright cherry colour with purple hues; a characteristic of young wines. This wine has aromas of red berries, violets and hints of toasted oak. On the palate there are flavours of concentrated black berries, along with a generous texture and integrated tannins.
It is a perfect wine to go with all types of meat, poultry, pâté or cured cheese.
Serve between 15-18ºC.
A more intense maceration that the usual one for young wines, but also a delicate process that aims to obtain the sweet tannins with character as well as the floral aromas of red fruits that characterise Tempranillo grapes. Fermentation then takes places between 22 and 25 ºC.
Once the alcoholic fermentation is over malolactic fermentation also takes place to soften tannins in order to increase the sensation of volume and sweet tannins.
2018 AWC Vienna: Caliza Gran Selección 2017