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Baltasar Gracian Garnacha Vinas Vieja

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Country - Spain

Region - Aragon

Grape Varieties - Garnacha 100%

Alcohol by volume - 15%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Bodegas San Alejandro

Tasting notes - Reminiscent of the old mountain Garnacha vineyards, this delivers complex aromas of blackberry, plum, fig and thyme, with subtle nuances of balsamic and oak spice. With smooth tannins, the full palate is framed by an intense concentration of fruit through to a harmoniously balanced finish.


Bodegas San Alejandro is a leading Garnacha specialist based in the heart of the

Calatayud appellation in Aragon, Northern Spain. The cooperative was founded in

1962 and today it has 150 growers, with 1,200 plots covering 950 hectares of vineyard.

Garnacha has adapted to suit the extreme natural conditions of the area; the

vineyards are situated at elevations of up to 1,100 metres, with contrasting hot days

and cool nights. The elevation provides good air circulation, promoting vineyard health

which has enabled the vines to be traditionally cultivated in a very natural way and

with limited use of treatments. From 2019, Bodegas San Alejandro is converting to

organic status.


In 2017, a spring frost affected the vineyards, which significantly reduced yields and it

was the smallest crop in the last decade. However the fruit harvested was full of

concentrated flavours, ripe tannins and had reached excellent maturity when picked.


The grapes come from a selection of plots with old Garnacha vines that are over 60

years old, which produce low yields of concentrated fruit. The vineyards are located in

the hills of the Sierra Santa Cruz where the soils are quartzite and slate, which offer heat

retaining properties during the cooler nights of this hilly location. The vines are goblet

trained bush vines, which are dry farmed and are cultivated following sustainable

philosophies, such as using limited amounts of sulphur for fungus control. The grapes

are manually harvested at optimal ripeness


£7.50 Per UK Delivery Address - from 1 bottle upwards for orders under £250.

Orders are usually despatched within 24 hours, to arrive with UK customers within 3 working days. If an item is temporarily out of stock, we will notify you of the delay and you may consider the following options:

  • We can despatch your order as soon as we receive new stock.
  • Choose an alternative that we have in stock.

Saturday and a.m. delivery can be requested for an extra fee.

We can deliver to Scottish Highlands, Isle of Wight, Northern Ireland. for an extra fee,

Free Click and Collect – Orders can be placed online or give us a call and we can get your order together ready for you to collect.

Any queries should be directed to the shop by telephone on 01522 544737 or email to


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We cannot give refunds in the following cases:

  • Items returned after 28 days.
  • Damaged items not notified by telephone to us within 3 days.

Goods returned are at your own expense. We recommend that you use Recorded Delivery or a Courier so that you have proof of despatch.


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