Macabeo

Aragon

El Circo

El Circo means 'the circus', and each of the varieties in this range...

is represented by a different circus performer. The wines are made by the co-operative located in DO Cariñena, the same name as the grape variety, known as Carignan in France. A new, modern winery was built in 2002. Winemaker Marcelo Morales Calderon is Chilean, having previously worked for Carmen and Veramonte among others. He came for the 2000 vintage and stayed, as he was excited both by the quality of the fruit and the high standard of the facilities at his disposal.

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Vineyards

The co-operative has numerous vineyards with different microclimates and altitudes ranging from 320 to 850 metres above sea level. The continental climate, with cold winters and hot summers, is mitigated by a beneficial cool and dry wind, the Cierzo, which blows through the vineyards all year long ensuring the grapes remain healthy.

Vintage Information

The 2017 summer saw very high temperatures and high rainfall, especially in July. These conditions supported the maturation process, providing plenty of water reserves. The harvest began in the first week of September and ended in the final days of November. The harvested grapes were ripe and healthy.

Vinification

The grapes underwent temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The wine was bottled young without any oak maturation.

Tasting Notes

This wine is pale yellow with greenish hues. An intense fruity bouquet with citrus and tropical fruits. Full bodied, the wine has great balance and a pleasant finish full of lime, banana and pineapple.

Vintage Information

Vintage 2017
Grape varieties 100% Macabeo
Region Aragon
Winemaker Marcelo Morales Calderon
Alcohol (ABV) 12.5%
Acidity 5.15g/l
Wine pH 3.17