Wine "Gran Callejo", Ribera del Duero DO, 2010
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Reviews of purchase "Gran Callejo", Ribera del Duero DO, 2010
Wine rich cherry color.
Wine with a soft velvety texture differs powerful and complex flavors with well integrated tannins and hints of fruit liqueur. The finish is lively, fresh and very elegant.
Exquisite delicate bouquet combines aromas of red and dark fruit, minerals, cinnamon, coffee and toasted oak.
Wine is best felt in combination with hearty beef, lamb and venison.
Very nice dry red wine Callejo Felix Callejo made from Tempranillo grapes grown on the land in the region Ribera del Duero, is well known in the world for its wonderful wines. Vineyards are located in Sotillo de la Ribera at an altitude of 850-900 meters above sea level and have a southern exposure. The mild climate and rich limestone soil create the most favorable conditions for growing grapes Tempranillo, which is considered the hallmark of Spain. Manually collected berries are careful selection. Vinification flowing involving natural yeast at low temperatures begins and ends at 30 ° C. Maceration process lasts about 14 days. Malolactic fermentation and subsequent maturation of wine for 15 months in new barrels made of French oak wood. This wine has great aging potential, and after 10-12 years in the bottle, it will retain its unique charm.
The wine is named after the founder of the winery Felix Calleja. He was born in 1943 in Sotillo de la Ribera in the family, which had long experience in the wine world. Both his grandfather and father owned a vineyard and Felix were selling wines produced in Sotillo. When Felix Calleja was 16 years old, he had to take the reins of the family business into his own hands after his father's death. But he always had a dream to make his own wine. And this dream came true when he met his wife Pilar, which they embarked on this adventure, full of effort and hard work. Pilar, a teacher by profession, played a key role in this exciting project. Success came in 1989, when it released the first wine industry. Calleja put his heart and soul to the prosperity of the business, and their efforts were justified with a vengeance - wine Callejo gained worldwide recognition and have earned high marks from the famous wine critics.
Bodegas Felix Callejo - family winery, which produces wines exclusively from grapes harvested from its own vineyards. Economy based Felix Calleja in 1989, is located in the municipality Sotillo de la Ribera (Sotillo de la Ribera). Under the new vineyards was given more than 100 hectares of land on which grapes were planted mostly Tempranillo or Tinto Fino. Thanks to the inexhaustible enthusiasm of all family members and their boundless love for the vine, a family business is booming. The farm adhere to the principles of organic viticulture, all work in the vineyards are made by hand with minimal interference in the natural process. The winery is equipped with modern facilities and all operations are carried out under strict quality control. The wines produced by Bodegas Felix Calleja, are particularly expressive, soft fruit and purity. This new wine from Tempranillo "heart of Old Castile."