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Valdemar Inspiracion Las Seis Alhajas Graciano 2016 £26.95
Valdemar Inspiracion Las Seis Alhajas Graciano
Las Seis Alhajas (“Our Six Jewels”) is a 1.4-hectare plot located in Oyón, about a half kilometre away from their winery. Back in 1991, it was selected as the most appropriate place, especially for its ideal environment, to plant six different Graciano clones in an attempt to avoid this grape’s extinction and to bring it back to our blends. Due to its clay-limestone soils, altitude (between 443 and 455 meters above sea level), slight slope which permits rainfall to properly drain, lack of irrigation and northeast orientation with exposure to the fresh Sierra Cantabria breezes, the decision proved to be right. As a result, Bodegas Valdemar, always so innovative, launched its first 100% Graciano from the 2001 vintage. Eventually, with the expansion of new Graciano plantations, the name Las Seis Alhajas became restricted to the wine produced solely with the grapes from the 6 rows of vines originally planted.
Deep, intense red cherry colour. Concentrated black fruit aromas, balsamic, with pine and eucalyptus notes as well as subtle smoked nuances. A vibrant and dashingly expressive mouthfeel with an intense and powerful finish, clearly showing the variety’s character.
This wine pairs well with all types of meat, especially stews, roast meats and game. It is also a great match with dry and semi-dry cheeses.