Caliza Gran Selección is made from tempranillo grape variety. Grapes are chosen from vineyards with a production of 4,000 Kilograms per hectare. The harvest is carried out by hand, which means that all the bunches of grapes arrive intact at the winery in excellent conditions.
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.
All types of meat, pultry, pate and cheese.
Serve between 15-18º.
Grapes are macerated at cool temperatures to allow for the gentle extraction of sweet tannins and complex compounds, which encourages the production of a wine with an expressive character to compliment the red berry flavours typical of Tempranillo. Fermentation then takes places between 22 and 25 ºC.
Caliza Gran Selección is aged in American oak barrels for 2-3 months, which provides body and structure to the wine. Malolactic fermentation also take place to soften tannins.
2016 Gilbert & Gaillard: Caliza Gran Selección 2015
2016 International Wine Challenge: Caliza Gran Selección 2015
2016 Berliner Wein Trophy: Caliza Gran Selección 2015
2016 Mundus Vini: Caliza Gran Selección 2015
2016 China Wine and Spirits Awards: Caliza Gran Selección 2014