Gallina de Piel Mimetic Calatayud Garnacha 2020
Region: Cataluna, Spain
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 98% Garnacha 2% Other Native Red Varietie
Notes: Vegetarian, Vegan, Practising Organic
The 2020 Mimetic is fragrant and approachable with notes of black plum, blueberry and thyme with a menthol background. The palate is vibrant and juicy, with lively acidity underpinning the opulent fruit profile and ripe tannins.
Fruit for the ‘Mimetic’ is sourced from Calatayud in the region of Aragon. Here the climate is warm and continental with very low rainfall. The vines are goblet pruned, providing shade for the fruit. The soils are deep clay soil, with pebbles on the surface. The vines are aged between 35 and 80 years old, producing low yields of concentrated fruit. The vineyards are situated at an altitude of between 750 and 1,000 metres above sea level. This altitude moderates the region’s warm climate and provides a wide diurnal range, preserving the grapes' fresh acidity and balance.
Gallina de Piel is an exciting winemaking project from David Seijas, the former Head Sommelier at three-Michelin-starred restaurant El Bulli. David’s aim is to create versatile wines from Spain’s gastronomic northern regions: Catalonia, Aragon and Galicia. He works with local growers, selecting the best vineyards and indigenous grape varieties to create wines with an emphasis on elegance and freshness.