Founded in 1989, Bodegas Remírez de Ganuza was born as a personal commitment of its founder, Fernando Remírez de Ganuza in La Rioja Alavesa.
From the beginning the idea has been the same: to make an exhaustive selection of the grapes and intervene as little as possible in the winemaking process in order to be as faithful as possible to both the vintage and the vineyard.
Trasnocho is the most modern reserve wine from Remírez de Ganuza, the one in which fruit and structure take on greater prominence. Tempranillo and Graciano grapes are used in its preparation, as well as a small percentage of white grapes that add freshness and elegance to the whole. All the grapes come from old vineyards over 60 years old. As usual in Remírez de Ganuza, the shoulders (upper part of the bunch) separate from the tips; only the ripest grapes from the shoulders will begin fermentation in small stainless steel tanks and 700-litre French oak vats.
Another peculiarity of the Trasnocho is the process of pressing the grapes. It is made with a membrane bag filled with water (a system developed in the winery itself) that allows up to 70% of the remaining wine to be obtained from the skins, but without oxidation or friction; Thus, it is possible to obtain the virtues of the grape without the undesirable herbaceous aromas that sometimes derive from excessively aggressive pressing. With 21 months in new oak barrels.
Grape: 90% Tempranillo, 5% Graciano and 5% (Viura, Malvasia)
Alcoholic degree: 14% Vol.
Serving temperature: 16º C.
Wine with an intense cherry color with a garnet rim, with a very high layer. On the nose it displays intense aromas of very ripe black berries, toast, cocoa and bitter notes. Very lively fruit, which predominates over the wood, with a select aging in top quality oaks, which give it complexity. It has a subtle acidity, also silky tannins, a good structure and integration of wood.