The Finca Bancales is one of Care’s best efforts, using 100% Garnacha from 80 year old vines.The maceration period of seven days at 10 degrees celsius was followed by alcoholic fermentation in conical stainless steel tanks, with another round of maceration on the skins for 21 days. Malolactic fermentation occurred in small barrels, with the wine aging 14 months in French oak with three rounds of racking. The delicious result is full-bodied, with the nose detecting ripe fruits and hints of spice and licorice.
The wine is an attractive red with clean and powerful aromas of ripe red and black fruits with balsamic notes. On the palate it is spicy, toasty, fruit driven, and with a perfectly integrated tannic structure.
“The 2010 Finca Bancales is pure Garnacha from chalky soils, a blend of different vineyards planted between 1934 and 1981 fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged for 14 months in oak barrels. The wine was bottled in June 2013. It has some aromas of toasted bread, spices and smoke, with a good core of red and black cherries, quite harmonious. The palate is medium-bodied, with fine tannins, moderate acidity, clean flavors and good persistence showing some incipient complexity and a chalky sensation towards the end. Good value.”
FINCA BANCALES 2011: Medalla de Oro en Garnachas del Mundo
FINCA BANCLAES 2010: Silver Medal at Decanter UK
FINCA BANCALES 2010: 92 puntos Guia Peñin
FINCA BANCALES 2010: 90 points Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
FINCA BANCALES 2009: Silver Medal at DECANTER 2013
FINCA BANCALES 2009: Silver Medal at JAPAN WINE CHALLENGE 2013
FINCA BANCALES 2008: Silver Medal at Expovinia Internationale Zurich 2013
FINCA BANCALES 08: 92 puntos Guia Peñin 2013
FINCA BANCALES 08: Silver Medal at Decanter 2012
FINCA BANCALES 06: 90 puntos Guía Peñin 2011
FINCA BANCALES 06: 89 puntos Guia Repsol 2011
FINCA BANCALES 06: 87 points Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate Issue188, June 2010
FINCA BANCALES 05: 89 points Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate Issue183, June 2009
FINCA BANCALES 04: 91 points Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate Issue175, February 2008
FINCA BANCALES 03: 79 puntos, Mundus Vini 2006, Alemania 2006.
FINCA BANCALES 02: Silver Medal, Mundus Vini 2004
FINCA BANCALES 02: Seal of Approval Internacional Wine Challenge 2005
FINCA BANCALES 02: Excellence Citadelles du Vin 2005
FINCA BANCALES 02: Médaille d´Or , Concours Mondial Bruxelles , Bélgique 2006
FINCA BANCALES 01: Top Ten Star Wines Award 2003, The Jury Decouvertes, Vinexpo Bordeaux 2003.
FINCA BANCALES 01: Quality Certificate, Mundus Vini 2003. Germany
FINCA BANCALES01: Gold Medal Selections Mondiales 2004, Montreal (Quebec), June 2004.
FINCA BANCALES 01: 2º Clasificado Vinos Revelación ENOFORUM (Peñin Magazine); Madrid, April 2004.
Intense cherry red color in the glass. Bursting with fresh, ripe fruit aromas. Expressive, clean and ripe on the palate. A truly lovely wine.
Country of production: Spain
Alcohol: 14% Vol
Winner, Gold Medal
Grenaches du Monde Wine Challenge, 2015