Bodegas San Alejandro Garnacha Baltasar Vinas Viejas

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Bodegas San Alejandro Garnacha Baltasar Vinas Viejas 2017The Bodegas San Alejandro Garnacha Baltasar Vinas Viejas has complex aromas of blackberry, plum, fig and thyme, with subtle nuances of balsamic and oak...

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Bodegas San Alejandro Garnacha Baltasar Vinas Viejas 2017

The Bodegas San Alejandro Garnacha Baltasar Vinas Viejas has complex aromas of blackberry, plum, fig and thyme, with subtle nuances of balsamic and oak spice, lead to a full and savoury palate, warm and smooth.

Producer Note - Bodegas San Alejandro is a leading Garnacha specialist based in the heart of the Calatayud appellation in Aragon, Northern Spain. The cooperative was founded in 1962 and today it has 150 growers, with 1,200 plots covering 950 hectares of vineyard. Garnacha has adapted to suit the extreme natural conditions of the area; the vineyards are situated at elevations of up to 1,100 metres, with contrasting hot days and cool nights. The elevation provides good air circulation, promoting vineyard health which has enabled the vines to be traditionally cultivated in a very natural way and with limited use of treatments. From 2019, Bodegas San Alejandro is converting to organic status.

Vintage - In 2017, a spring frost affected the vineyards, which significantly reduced yields and it was the smallest crop in the last decade. However the fruit harvested was full of concentrated flavours, ripe tannins and had reached excellent maturity when picked.

Vineyard - The grapes come from a selection of plots with old Garnacha vines that are over 60 years old, which produce low yields of concentrated fruit. The vineyards are located in the hills of the Sierra Santa Cruz where the soils are quartzite and slate, which offer heat retaining properties during the cooler nights of this hilly location. The vines are goblet trained bush vines, which are dry farmed and are cultivated following sustainable philosophies, such as using limited amounts of sulphur for fungus control. The grapes are manually harvested at optimal ripeness.

Winemaking - The destemmed and uncrushed grapes were fermented with selected yeasts. Maceration lasted for one month, during which alternating pigeages and delicate pump overs took place to carefully extract colour, flavour and structure. The wine was aged for 12 months in French foudres and 50 hectolitre vats, to impart balanced oak flavours while conserving the Garnacha aromatics.

Tasting Note - Reminiscent of the old mountain Garnacha vineyards, this delivers complex aromas of blackberry, plum, fig and thyme, with subtle nuances of balsamic and oak spice. With smooth tannins, the full palate is framed by an intense concentration of fruit through to a harmoniously balanced finish. The Bodegas San Alejandro Garnacha Baltasar Vinas Viejas is a wine that has a high alcohol leval at 15% but the fruit and alcohol are beautifully balanced.

Grape: Garnacha 100%

Winemaker: Juan Vicente Alcañiz, Jorge Temprado & Jean Marc L

Region: Aragon

Sub region: Calatayud

Country: Spain

Alcohol: 15%

Body Value: C (A is light, E is full bodied)

Residual Sugar: 3.1

Contain Sulphites: Yes

Vegetarian/Vegan: No/No

Milk/Eggs: No/No

Organic: No

Biodynamic: No

The technical information on this wine is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. This information may be subject to change according to vintage.

Can you explain your shipping charges?

We charge the amount the courier charges us to deliver the wines. In the majority of cases this is £10.00 for a dozen wines. For local delivery we charge £5.00 as we can often do this ourselves, by local we mean Milton Keynes.

Couriers charge by weight and size and a case of wines is both heavy and bulky and so the costs are fairly high. The charges are the same if you are buying 1 bottle or 6 bottles but they change if you go over 6 bottles due the the excess weight and size. Couriers also charge a fee to cover fuel excess and this all goes towards the total cost not to mention the 20% VAT to be added to everything.

Currently if someone orders a dozen wines they are charged £10.00 but if they order 24 bottles the charge is the same!

If you wish to have your wines shipped to other countries the costs are extreemly high and often not worth paying for. The cost for example to ship to the USA for a dozen wines would be £100.00 for the shipping alone! Therefore we have taken the decision not to ship any wines outside of the UK.


What is your minimum order?

The minimum order is 1 bottle! I prefer it if people order more and you get better value with the delivery if you do this too!


What if I want to send wine as a gift?

No problem, we will send to your preferred address and even include a card free of charge!

We have two kinds of cards a blank one and a Thank you one. However if you want a Valentines one or a birthday card or anyother type of card please let us know. We will write your personal greeting and even include the soppy stuff. We don't charge for the cards as its our way of thanking you for choosing us to send a gift to your loved one. 


What about a discount?

I may be able to take a little off the price if you ask nicely and there is a large enough order. Please do not ask for a discount on any orders under 12 bottles.  Email me with your requirements and I will let you know if I can do anything. However the best way to get a discount is to sign up for the newsletter as there is often special offers given away to newsletter subscribers.

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Bodegas San Alejandro Garnacha Baltasar Vinas Viejas

£17.00 £16.42