Bodegas Paniza El Campeon Syrah

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A silky smooth Syrah delivering sublime aromatic complexity. Notes of violet, cassis, blackcurrant and blueberry are complemented by balsamic nuances and an elegant touch of minerality.

Bodegas Paniza is located in DO Cariñena in the Aragón province of Spain.Established in 1953, it combines tradition with innovation and over the past 10 years ithas significantly invested in its state-of-the-art modern winemaking facilities. It hasover 3,000 hectares of vineyard and cultivates native Spanish varieties alongsideinternational ones. Situated at an average altitude of 700 metres’ elevation, the vines are influenced by a high diurnal temperature difference. The resulting wines are fresh, elegant and aromatic and are truly expressive of the Cariñena terroir.

The vineyard is situated in a hilly terrain at the base of the Iberian Mountains in NorthEast Spain. The climate is continental with warm, dry summers and cool, windy winters. The vines are grown at an elevation of 700 metres, where the warm days are countered by cooler evenings, which create long ripening periods for the grapes allowing them to build up rich fruit flavours during the warmth of the day, balancedby natural acidity from the cool nights. The soil and subsoils are characterised by the great diversity of its geological composition. In the lower areas the soils comprisebrown-limestone, sandstone and clay, at higher altitude the vines are  older and thesoils have a higher slate content.

The grapes were carefully selected before being macerated for several days toextract colour, flavour and aromatics. Fermentation took place at controlled temperatures in stainless steel tanks, with several rackings per day to separate the solids from the juice. The wine went through malolactic fermentation and wasclarified, stabilised and filtered prior to bottling. The wine was made without any oak influence to deliver the finest expression of the Syrah grapes and the DO Cariñena terroir.

 

Type Red
Country Spain
Region Aragon
Appellation Carinena DOC
Vintage 2018
Grapes Syrah
ABV 14.0%