Winery: Bodegas Viñedos y Crianzas del Alto Aragón (Enate) Avenida de las Artes, 1 – 22314 SALAS BAJAS (Huesca – España – Spain). Viñedos y Crianzas del Alto Aragón (Enate) was founded in 1991 with the goal to produce high-quality wine in the Somontano appellation, and it harvested its first grapes in 1992. The winery also has a strong link to contemporary art: the building itself is an architectural piece of art, including the decoration of the inner spaces. The commitment and love of art is reflected in the wines’ labels, which are reproductions from contemporary artists’ paintings. Its peculiar label has been designed by Vicente Badenes.
Type: YoungWhite Wine (unoaked) Enate was one of the first wineries in Spain to produce a varietal wine entirely made from Gewürztraminer, a grape variety that takes its name from its place of origin, the town of Tramin in South Tyrol.
Vineyards: Perfectly adapted to the Aragonese region of Somontano, the vines used to produce this Spanish white wine grow at an altitude over 400 metres above sea level. Climate is harsh, tempered only by some scarce Mediterranean breezes. Handpicked at an optimal ripening state, the grapes were destemmed, slightly crushed and cold-soaked for 5 hours. Then they were fully crushed by pneumatic press, after which the resulting wine juice was drawn off and fermented in stainless steel tanks. Finally, Enate Gewürztraminer 2015 was clarified and filtered before its bottling.
Soil Type: very permeable soils, with great drainage capacity and poor in organic matter.
Bottle Size: 75.0cl.
Price: Available at 8.75 €, at my local grocery store.
My wine rating: 89/100 (A wine of very good to excellent quality)NEW!