Baigorri De Garage 2015
- Year 2015
D.O. Ca. Rioja
70 años de media
Time in Barrel
Time in Bottle
Minimum 6 months
Suggested temperature for serving
- Winemaker Simón Arina
Awards & accolades
The term garage specifies a wine cellar size that occupies approximate space of a family home garage. This means only a few barrels and some small deposits, where the wine would be stored, could be kept inside, which allows the winegrower to control the quality in a handcrafted mode. This is the way Baigorri works, imbued with the philosophy of calmness and rigour. To be worthy of this rank it is essential to have a very old vineyard. Baigorri owns one, which is 75 years old, located in Rioja Alavesa heart: Samaniego. Working basing on a philosophy of sustainable viticulture and in harmony with Nature.
It is worth highlighting that 2010 harvest is one of the three best harvests in the last decade, which is noted in all De Garage features. Made with 100% Tempranillo, the grapes were selected by hand, cluster by cluster, with a careful selection process, using selection and vibration tables. A long maceration was carried out in wood tubs. Once the alcoholic fermentation was completed, the wine was transferred to the pressing stage in a vertical press used especially for this sort. Later the malolactic fermentation was carried out together with its lees in new French oak barrels. The ageing of this wine was controlled by a tasting panel that regularly analyses all the barrels and decides how long the wine will remain in these containers. Finally, the wine was placed in French oak barrels for 22 months.
Baigorri De Garage is one of the best wines of the winery with a very limited production for those who like exclusivity.
- Colour Deep cherry-red in colour.
- Nose Aromas of macerated fruit, aromatic herbs, bread and figs.
- Palate Complex palate with flavours of ripe red fruits, raisins, tobacco and liquorice. Well balanced with smooth tannins from both the grape and the French oak. Shows excellent weight with a long and smooth finish.
- Food pairing Very versatile, it goes with many dishes including grilled vegetables, many types of meat dishes, stews and elaborate dishes. Ideal for chocolate-based desserts.