Caliza Aged Red 2013

£ 62.90

(price per bottle £10.48)

General information

The first Spanish estate wine

From the prestigious Marqués de Griñón winery we bring you the first Spanish estate wine recognised by the European Union.

Vino de Pago – estate wine – is the top designation of the Denominaciones de Origen. In order to qualify for Pago status, a winery must prove that its vineyard has particular climate characteristics and a soil composition that are not found anywhere else. This specific terroir and microclimate are what afford the wines their unique characteristics. The history of this winery dates back to 1929, when the family of Carlos Falcó, Marquis of Griñón, acquired the 50-hectare estate of Dominio de Valdepusa in the district of Malpica de Tajo, in Toledo. They planted the first Cabernet Sauvignon vines in the region of Castile-La Mancha in 1974 and the first Syrah and Petit Verdot vines in 1991. In 2003 the European Union acknowledged Dominio Valdepusa as Spain’s first D.O. Pago. This recognition had only been previously granted to legendary estates such as “Domaine de la Romanée Conti” (Burgundy) and “Sassicaia” (Tuscany). The oenologist Julio López Mourelle and the renowned Bordeaux-born flying winemaker Michel Rolland are currently in charge of the technical side, while the Australian guru Richard Smart takes care of grape cultivation.

Caliza 2013 is a faithful reflection of the terroir it comes from. It is a pioneering blend that is unique in the whole world – custom designed from the Syrah, Graciano and Petit Verdot varieties, which have adapted perfectly to the soil of La Mancha. In 2010 it was chosen among the “Top 100” wines picked by US magazine Wine Spectator.

Enjoy this superb red in good company for an unrepeatable price.

General Characteristics

Wine style: Aged Red

Winery: Bodegas Marqués de Griñon

Wine Region: D.O. Dominio de Valdepusa

Grape varieties: 45% Petit Verdot 32% Graciano 26% Syrah

Barrel type: French oak barrels

Alcohol content: 14,5% vol.

Total acidity: 5,45 g/l

PH 3,51

Bottling date: January 2016

Volatile Acidity: 0,48 g/l

Residual sugar: 1,9 g/l

Time in Barrel 15 months

Best before: till 2022

Serving Temperature: Serve at 17-18º.

Tasting Notes

Profile sheet Caliza 2013

Lovely ripe cherry-red colour with garnet in the edge, bright and very intense.

Fragrant, complex and concentrated nose. Predominant notes of black fruits give way to hints of spice. Background notes of herbs such as mint are followed by liquorice and balsamic hints, ending with reminiscences of charred oak.

Tasty, well-structured palate with a good balance between acidity, body and alcohol. Delicate, balanced and harmonious mid-palate and superb velvety tannins. The notes of black fruit blend beautifully with the flavours from its ageing in French oak. Long complex finish in which the notes of blackberry reappear together with subtle hints of chocolate.