Campos de Luz, grown in northeast Spain, is made from grapes of Garnacha which are suited to grow in arid conditions. The vineyard is a single estate with plots of 40 to 80 year old Garnacha bush vines with yields of less than 3 tons per hectare. Other parts of the estate have been more recently planted and are trellised.
Historically many of the regions planted Garnacha, from Rioja down to the Priorat. Although much of these plantations have been replaced with other varieties, there are still areas where Garnacha dominates, like in the DO Cariñena, where it is 60% of the area planted.
The grape varieties of Campos de Luz are mostly Garnacha, although there are also parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Tempranillo, Chardonnay, Macabeo and Moscatel. These wines are aromatic and utterly bound to the history of the region.
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 100% Garnacha
Vineyard Location: Carinena
Soil: Light, pebbly
Harvestation throughout September. Fermentation for 8 to 10 days at 75-79 ºF, in stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation in steel tanks.
Color: Deep red with bright hints of purple
Bouquet: Aromas of fresh red and black fruits, flowers, and a touch of black pepper
Flavor: On the palate it is rich and well-balanced, with subtle tannins providing support to the fruit to give a rounded finish
Alcohol Content: 13.7%
Residual Sugar: 3.30g/l
Serving Temperature: 65°F