Located in western Spain in the province of Zamora, the winery is built on a sprawling ranch, where the 250 hectares of high-quality Tempranillo vines produce wines that are large in volume, structure and depth. In the Tierra del Vino de Zamora appellation, Familia Fernández Rivera planted Tempranillo vines taken from grafts from the Condado de Haza estate. An ancient winery with an underground cellar in which the wines could be aged in perfect conditions was restored and renovated.
COLOUR: A clean, bright-coloured wine with a ruby-red hue and some violet undertones.
NOSE: Medium to powerful aromatics with hints of fresh red berry fruits, such as red currants and raspberries, together with toasted and roasted coffee bean notes.
PALATE: A silky, elegant entry on the palate. Deliciously rich with good acidity and very pleasant, well-integrated tannins. Intense red berry fruit flavours come through in the finish. The oak is harmoniously integrated bringing hints of toast and vanilla, characteristic of a wine aged in American oak.
Each year harvest begins towards the middle of September and all vineyard blocks are vinified separately in small stainless steel tanks in order to ensure optimum wine quality. Alcoholic fermentation takes place between 6-10 days at an average temperature of 20-25°C and the finished wine is aged for a minimum of 12 months in fine grain, 225- and 300-liter neutral American oak barrels with a light-to-medium toast. With the Fernández family dedicated to natural winemaking, all wines produced are neither filtered nor fined before bottling. Unbound by the strict protocols that govern a Denominación de Origen (D.O.) in Spain, Dehesa La Granja may be aged and released any time the winemaker chooses. The 2018 Dehesa la Granja is aged 12 months in barrel and then in bottle before its release.
100% Tempranillo Alcohol 14.5%
Average age of vine: 20 years