Denominación de Origen Protegida Valencia is situated near the Mediterranean coast in the east of the country, at an altitude between 250 and1000 meters. The climate is warm with strong influences from theMediterranean Sea. For centuries vines have been grown on the chalky, clay soils which, in combination with long hours of sunshine, produce fruity wines that are well structured with ripe tannins.
The grapes of each variety are carefully selected, destemmed and gently pressed. Vinified separately in stainless steel tanks with a prolonged maceration on the skins, using selected yeasts. Fermentation is started slowly at a low temperature until the end of the fermentation at 12ºC. Malolactic fermentation follows. The wines are then blended together. Aged for minimum of a year, in new American oak barrels, followed by 12 months in bottle before being released into the market.
This wine has ruby red colour with earthy tones. In the nose it is mature and smooth, with elegant aromas of fruit compote, vanilla, tobacco and chocolate. Full, smooth and long lasting taste. The wine has very good structure that will develop further in the bottle.
Gran Castillo Signature Reserva is a prestigious wine ideal to accompany a variety of gourmet dishes, meats, roasts, cured cheeses. Serve at a temperature of 16 and18ºC. This wine should be opened at least 30 minutes before serving.