Wine Diamante de Graciela
Gold Medal, Brussels World Contest
- GRAPE EXCHANGE: Viura grape , Malvasia grape
- TYPE OF WINE: White
- Designation of Origin: Rioja
- ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12,5º vol
- SERVICE TEMPERATURE: 8º-10º C
- WINERIES: Franco Españolas
- TASTING NOTES: White wine with a straw yellow color, very bright. Intense on the nose and of great complexity. With hints of aromatic herbs among which spearmint and fennel stand out. Noteworthy are the pippin apple nuances, aniseed notes and hints of American white oak wood. In the mouth it is unctuous, tasty and balanced.
- BARREL AGING: 15 months
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Characteristics of the wine
Graciela's Diamond Making
We bring the grapes to their highest maturity, once in the winery the must is extracted, later the fermentation process is stopped at the sugar levels that characterize its semi-sweet flavor.
What kind of wine is Diamante de Graciela
Aging takes place in medium toasted American oak for about 15 months and the rest of the time it remains in the bottle.
The Franco Españolas winery
Bodegas Franco-Españolas was born in 1890 as the union between France and Spain at a peak in Rioja, when the French came to the region trying to replace their vineyards devastated by the phylloxera disease. It was the origin of the "fine Rioja wines".
All this led Frederick Anglade Saurat, a native of Bordeaux, to found Franco-Spanish Wineries in 1890. The first harvest, a year later, results in the winery's iconic wines: Diamante and Estilo Burgundy. This was renamed Rioja Bordón in the 1950s, and in 2017 it was redesigned as Bordón.
In 1920, fifteen years after Anglade's death, the French sold their shares and the winery became entirely Spanish. King Alfonso XIII visits the winery in 1903 and in 1925. Ernest Hemingway will do so in 1956.
The end of Prohibition in the US in 1933 and the resurgence of the Regulatory Council in 1953 will give a boost to the exports of Rioja wines. Franco-Spanish has a presence in large European cities, as well as in Caracas, Buenos Aires, Havana and New York. 1964 is an excellent vintage, perhaps the best of the century.
Designation of Origin of Diamante de Graciela
It belongs to the DO Rioja, a denomination that dates from the end of the 19th century, but which was not officially formed until 1925. The area that hosts this denomination of origin includes the autonomous communities of Rioja and the Basque Country.
The grapes produced in this denomination are: Tempranillo, Garnacha Tinta, Mazuelo, Graciano and Maturana Tinta.
The wines of this denomination are characterized by being fresh, aromatic wines, with an excellent vessel and above all they are very balanced wines.
Rioja wines are easy to drink wines.
Variety of grapes used in Diamante de Graciela wine
Varieties: 80% Viura and 20% Malvasía
Predominance of clay-calcareous soils and a Mediterranean climate with a height between 470 and 650 meters that provide greater freshness and elegance to our wines.
Diamante de Graciela wine pairing
Patés, foie, appetizers in general.
Occasions to drink Diamante de Graciela
To take in aperitifs
Quality / Price Ratio of Diamante de Graciela
Good value for money.
Degree of alcohol of Diamante de Graciela
Its graduation is 12.5º vol.
Ideal consumption temperature of Diamante de Graciela
It is recommended to drink at 8º-10º C temperature of the wine.
Awards and distinctions of the Diamante de Graciela wine
• Gold Medal, Brussels World Contest
• 90 points, Peñín Guide 2020
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