Dehesa la Granja is fully integrated into the environment of a land it respects deeply; Zamora, Castilla y León. Regarded as one of the most picturesque estates in the wine sector, its almost 800 hectares stretch magnificently along the banks of the River Guareña.
Another addition to the Pesquera family here at JN. One hundred percent Tempranillo from the Pesquera clones planted in 1998. Purity of fruit accompanies concentrated texture and weight, with excellent balance and expression enhanced by two years in bottle prior to release.
Garnet red in colour with good, intense aromas of leather and liquorice and hints of spice and stewed black fruits. The palate is ripe and meaty, with round tannins and a lengthy finish. This wine would make a remarkable pairing for herb scented roast lamb, the more herbs the better!
"The nose is opulent and mainly fruity, filled with gorgeous prune, plum and dark red berry aromas. A sense of meatiness clearly comes through the aromatic profile too, like cured meat. Somehow the image of a good Spanish Jamón comes to mind at smelling it. Black pepper, nutmeg and cherry liqueur notes make for a complex nose.
The palate is very smooth, and drinks seamlessly, featuring an oily body, good-enough acidity to provide freshness to the fruity flavours, velvety tannins and a good overall balance leaving your sense with an impression of bursting fruity smoothness. A long and layered finish, filled with clove and other sweet spices, coconut and a salivating salty caramel feel.
A complex and concentrated Spanish red wine, filled with fruity, meaty, oaky and salty goodness. Bursting with flavors, it is quite complex and very balanced on the pungently ripe and fruity, warming side of things as we like and expect from Spain.
(Julian Miguel, Social Vignerons, March 2018)