100 year old vines, Tempranillo, Spain
Old vines make great wines because although the vine produces a lot less fruit - the fruit that it does produce is of a higher quality and more concentrated.
Alchemy has sourced all the grapes used in this wine from highly selective parcels of 100-Year-Old Vines in Central Spain. The grapes mature over the growing season to their optimal ripeness, they are hand-picked and then the bunches are hand-selected before fermentation.
This 100-Year-Old Vine Tempranillo has spent 6 months in French and American oak giving it some lovely layers of complexity. Garnet red in colour, hints of spice and summer fruits on the nose, with a lengthy finish with apparent tannins and integrated acidity. It’s that softness and plushness that is a result of the old vines which makes it a delightful drinking experience.