AROMA: Frutal nose, Graciano's characteristic delicacy and intensity, with a predominance of red fruits and a slight mineral note.
COLOUR: High-layered, intense cherry red with hints of cardinal red.
FLAVOUR: Full and velvety, with body. Well-rounded, silky tannins; marked acidity, with a fresh, lingering finish.
The rebel amongst our autochthonous varieties.
Taming it calls for risk, expert skill and patience.
Our efforts have been amply rewarded.
|Wine maker notes
|The fruits were hand picked and transported to the winery in 15 kg boxes. Next they were placed on the selecting table and only the best racemes were used to make the wine.
After alcoholic fermentation and before the malolactic fermentation stage, controlled amounts of oxygen were bubbled into the wine. Malolactic fermentation took place in American oak casks and continued with the wine's being aged in eastern oak casks for 11 months, then bottled to continue its refining process.
|Casa Primicia, the oldest building in the town of Laguardia, is the place where, from the 15th century onwards, the Church used to collect tithes from its serfs, consisting of one tenth of the harvest, including grapes, and also the primicias.
Over five hundred years later, in 1973, Casa Primicia was showing signs of its great age. The time-worn wooden-framed roof was close to collapse, and the historic long cellars hadn't stored any wine for some time. A vine-grower from Laguardia, Julián Madrid, rescued this historic building, restoring the long cellars and making wine once more in the stone troughs. Through his pioneering spirit, Casa Primicia Wineries came into being.
Casa Primicia Wineries has harvested numerous awards at national and international level. In recent years, it's the only winery in Spain that can claim to have won the Grand Prix d'Honneur at the prestigious Bordeaux Fair in 1993 and the prize for Best European Wine at the 2002 Japan Wine Challenge in Tokyo.
In 2007 three of the winery's wines, Curium, Carravalseca and Primicia Reserve, made it over the 90-point bar in North American critic Robert Parker's famed list, in addition to the distinction conferred on Casa Primicia Wineries' wines each year in the main national and international magazines.