12 lunas garnacha somontano

10,90 €

Teaser

This wine displays a cherry-red color with a high layer and violet-tinted rims. Its aromatic profile is fresh and vibrant, revealing intense notes of ripe red fruit.

Awards

Gold Medal at the 2019 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles

91 points James Suckling 2019.

Tasting notes

12 Lunas Tinto displays a deep, ruby-red color with a medium to high level of opacity and a delicate violet tinge at its edge. Its aromatic profile is marked by an elegant bouquet, featuring the prominent presence of fresh and lively notes of red fruits. When tasted, it reveals itself as a full-bodied, well-rounded, and vibrant wine with supple tannins, indicative of a precise maturation process. This wine is a delightful blend of freshness and aromatic complexity.

Background

El Grillo y La Luna is a small family winery situated in the heart of the Aragón region within the designated region of Somantano Wines. This charming vineyard covers just over 48 hectares and has a unique approach to grape harvesting. Unlike many wineries with strict grape harvest schedules, they follow a patient and selective approach. Each grape variety in their vineyards is allowed to reach its ideal ripeness before being hand-picked. This method results in truly unique wines with their own distinct character.

Here, with love and care, they produce exceptional wines that are known for their body, freshness, and balance. The terroir and grape variety are allowed to shine, showcasing the very best of what they have to offer.

El Grillo y La Luna has a wide range of soils, elevations, and vineyards. They cultivate Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Syrah, and Garnacha. The winery has found the perfect balance between soil type, grape variety, and the local microclimate, which is the secret to the quality of their grapes. They have also partnered with renowned oenologist Michel Rolland to produce top-quality wines.

In summary, El Grillo y La Luna is a testament to the art of winemaking. Their patient and thoughtful approach, along with their deep connection to the land, results in wines of exceptional quality. This family winery truly captures the essence of its terroir in every bottle.

Production process

For approximately 10 days, the grapes undergo fermentation, with temperatures fluctuating between an initial 18°C and a peak of 28°C towards the end. Following a gentle maceration period lasting several weeks, the wine is carefully separated from the grape skins and transferred to a different vessel. Here, it undergoes a natural decanting process facilitated by gravity before being bottled.

Food matching

Veal, suckling veal, poultry, lamb

Region Somontano
Grape variety Garnacha
Year
Winery El Grillo y la Luna
ABV, % 14
Volume, L 0.75