VICTOR AUSEJO GARNACHA TINTA
GRAPE: 100% Garnacha Tinta
APPELLATION: Rioja DOCa.
VINIFICATION:Manual selection of the bunches in the winery. Destemmed. Cold macerated for 3 days and fermented in stainless steel vats for 12 days with two punches a day. Aged for 12 months in 500 and 225 liter French barrels and 225 liter Hungarian barrels.
TASTING NOTES: Clove and lavender notes lead into a spicy, minty, redcurrant and strawberry palate with a balsamic undertone
FOOD PAIRING: Roasted red meat, fried, stewed or stewed. Cured cheese and salads that include nuts, chicken or sauces.
- 95 Pts by Tim Atkin; vntg 2021
Victor Ausejo’s small project arose with the idea of making wine in Alberite (Rioja Oriental), a municipality in the Iregua Valley where people have traditionally dedicated themselves to viticulture but not to making their own wines. If only for family consumption.
In 2018 he wanted to change that and produced just 400 bottles of our wine Víctor Ausejo Viticultor Garnacha Blanca Fermented in Barrel in a determined commitment to get away from the ubiquitous Tempranillo and value the area, its vineyards and minority varieties.
Since then he continued with this philosophy, expanding the range and producing red and white single varietals from traditional grapes that are scarce today in Rioja, with which he tries to convey the identity of the territory and his way of understanding wine.