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"The 2012 Breca from Calatayud is 100% old-vine Garnacha (from vines planted between 1925 and 1945) made from yields of less than one ton of fruit per acre. Fermented in stainless steel tanks and then transferred to new to 3-year-old French oak casks for 21 months, this outstanding red is the poor man's Priorat. Mineral notes of wet slate and gun flint are intermixed with blackcurrant, black cherry and cassis fruit in this dense, full-bodied, pure, lavishly rich, intense Spanish red. It is hard to believe what one can get at this price point if the importer and wine producer are committed to high quality.
Founded in 2005, this winery owns over 654 acres of head-pruned, old-vine Grenache in both Aragon and Calatayud. Much of the soil is dominated by decomposed slate, but a second type of soil consists of gravelly red clay. The vines were planted between 1925 and 1968. Yields are a remarkably low one ton of fruit per acre, and the 80-year-old vines produce .4 tons of fruit per acre.
" -Rated 91, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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