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BODEGAS SOLAR DE URBEZO, Cariñena
In 1995, Santiago Gracia Ysiegas took up the tradition of his family and founded the winery Bodegas Solar de Urbezo. His vocation was to elaborate grapes from the vineyards of the Gracia-Campillo family, offering total guarantee of purity and quality in their wines. The winery is located in Carinena, region of Aragon, 45 km from Zaragoza.
The culture of wine growing in Carinena is one of the most ancient in Spain; it goes back to the 3rd century, when the Romans inhabited this land. The cultivation of grapes was maintained throughout time and still constitutes an essential part in the way of life, economy and historical heritage of the area.
The name of the winery has its origin from the surname of a gifted painter from Aragon, ANTONIO URBEZO, Santiago Gracia chose his name for his winery and wines in recognition of his art and of the affection of the painter towards his family and the land of Cariñena. In the art gallery of the winery it is possible to see different paintings of the contemporary artist whose work are reproduced on the labels of the Urbezo wines.
The combination of high altitude where the 100-ha vineyards are located, the extreme climate of cold winters and hot summers, the low rainfall and the calcareous clay-gravel soils, are essential for the vines to develop their full potential and to obtain small production of splendidly expressive, high quality wine.
Garnacha Vinas Viejas comes form 60-year old, non-irrigated vines planted on gravels and clay. The wine is aged for three months in French oak barrels. Intense red colour with purple highlights. Pronouced fruity aromas of strawberry and ripe red fruits, mingling with light vanilla, balsamic and toasted notes. Full bodied and full-on flavoured the wine is perfectly balanced ny light tannins and natural acidity.