Bodegas Canopy Castillo de Belarfonso (750ml)
Castilla La Mancha
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Bodegas Canopy is located in the town of Camarena, 40 kilometers from Toledo and 70 kilometers from Madrid. They farm organically and are especially proud of their organic old vine Grenache grapes in the Sierra de Gredos. The vineyards are planted at a high altitude on silicon-granite soils.
The Bodegas Canopy team is made up of 3 people: Alfonso Chacón, Belarmino Fernández and Belén Hita. Alfonso and Belarmino, the founding partners, have been working on this venture since 2003. In September 2021, Belén Hita joined the team as a permanent member. All three are enologists and although each has a different role to play at the winery, they always work together to make important decisions.
This red has ample red and blue fruit complimented by some floral, herbal and spice notes. The nose is very elegant offering wild raspberries, dried hay and minerals, the mouth is medium bodied with lots of ripe fruit and soft supple tannins. The finish offers plenty of red fruits, balsam and crushed minerals. It is overall refreshing and easy drinking wine, which the French call “vins de soif” (thirst quenchers), but not without certain complexity. This Garnacha pairs well with barbecue pork or burgers. The fruitiness of the wine compliments the light spice of a mild curry or the sweetness of Moroccan tagines.
Castillo de Belarfonso is made from old vine Grenache grown on granitic soil in El Real de San Vicente in the DO of Mentrida. The grapes undergo a pre-fermentation cold maceration and alcoholic fermentation at a controlled temperature for 15 days followed by malolactic fermentation in barrels. The wine rests for just six months in 500 and 700-liter French oak barrels.