(Remírez de Ganuza)
Christened by the wine press and many sommeliers the “Prince of Samaniego”, Fernando Remírez de Ganuza is a key wine-making figure due to his innovative nature and incurable perfectionism, both in his winery and in the wines he produces. Fernando oversees a winery with almost sixty hectares of vineyards spread out over five estates in the Rioja Alavesa, where the vast majority of vines are on average sixty years old, thereby obtaining more concentrated grapes for achieving wines, as he puts it, “with pedigree”.
Deep cherry red colour and of high density, fairly dark and compact. Very bright and attractive.
With a lot of aromatic intensity initially. Profound and creamy, with a predominance of black fruits slightly crystallized which bring to mind plums, blackberries and spicy notes. Delicately nuanced with well-integrated new oak.
Excellent structure with plenty of intensity. Creaminess with a mid-palate marked by the sheer abundance of fruit. Well-balanced with fine, sweet tannins and fresh acidity, ending with a very long and elegant finish.
Red wine with fibre, flavour and a lot of elegance. The must is obtained by means of a modern extraction system, developed by the winery itself, which involves inserting into the tank a membrane bag full of water which, as it gradually distends, manages to reduce oxidisation considerably. Trasnocho thus becomes a powerful wine, perfectly blended and predominantly Tempranillo, with a good measure of well-integrated new oak that endows it with distinction and much longevity. As this is a freshstyle wine, concentrated and robust, our suggestion is to accompany it with fairly elaborate. Some enticing fillets of venison in a fig sauce or civet of hare are two wonderful examples to pair up with this elegant modern red wine. Requires decanting.
from 16 to 18º C
Schott Zwiesel, The First Collection, Cabernet Sauvignon glass.