100% Graciano • Single Vineyard • 14%Vol • £13.67 per bottle
Finca Constancia is a wine estate located on the outskirts of Toledo in central Spain. The vineyards are separated into separate plots (parcelas) with an individual selection of grape varieties for each. Parcels 12 is exclusively Graciano.
The estate is situated in an area with an extremely high wine production, so experiments and niche parcels can be allowed for. To put the scale into perspective, La Mancha’s wine production is so huge, just its DO classified vineyards alone, less than half of the total, cover more ground than all of Australia’s vineyards put together.
The wine has an intense purple colour, with aromas of redcurrant, cassis, vanilla and violets. It’s meaty, powerful on the palate but elegant and fresh thanks to some well structured acidity.
Graciano is grown primarily in Rioja. It’s a classic strong, deep red Spanish grape which thrives in the very hot, arid conditions of central Spain and is almost impossible to grow elsewhere.
Superb value at just £13.67 per bottle.
David Havlik "A superb 100% Graciano we've selected for the lunch wines by the glass at Gauthier Soho to help us through spring. Fabulous body and elegance for the price. Bold enough for some meaty dishes, yet fresh enough for lighter vegetables and aromatic sauces. A big find, we expect this to be very popular."