MARQUÉS DE GRIÑÓN SVMMA VARIETALIS - Red Wine
Producer Notes 2010
DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN: DOC Domain Valdepusa
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Spain
TYPE OF GRAPE: Syrah
BODEGA: Marqués de Griñon Family Estates
WINEMAKER Julio Mourelle.
Dominio de Valdepusa’s soil stratum consists in a 30 to 50 cm light clay surface resting over a two meters deep fragmented limestone subsoil. Formed during the cretaceous period, it is a soil type with excellent structure, porosity and drainage. Considered for centuries in Burgundy and other wine prestigious regions as an ideal soil for the production of wines.
Located in the central region of the Iberian Peninsula, the vineyards were planted at 500m above sea level. The climate therefore is continental, with marked contrasts between seasons (hot dry summers, cold winters) and day/night temperatures. Average rainfall is 450 mm.
The Dominio de Valdepusa vineyards have been a worldwide pioneer in the introduction of new techniques such as the drip irrigation (1974) as well as the introduction of cutting edge root and canopy management technologies. They are applied in tandem with scientifically proven biodynamic concepts that help us to achieve perfect concentration, aromatics and ripeness of our grapes along with maximum expression of terroir.
The grapes for this very special wine have been selected almost on a vine per vine basis, with the aim to preserve all of the character and personality that our single estate terroir has to offer.
Deep ruby red colour with purple hues. This satin-textured wine has an elegant nose with pepper, clove, smoky and rich dark berry aromas. In the palate it is packed with layers of wild red fruits amidst mineral and spicy notes. It is a complex wine with plenty of ripe fruit backed up by soft tanning, with a remarkable fruit-filled finish and overall balance.