Old Vines Garnacha - Winemaking details. Javier Vela.
History. This Garnacha is made from old bush vines of 15 to 50 years of age, which give the wine it's concentrated fruit flavours. Bodegas Aragonesas was founded in 1984 and actually has an average production of 18 million litres which accounts for 55% of the total production of the D.O. Campo de Borja. Their main grape varieties are Garnacha and Tempranillo. Currently, the number of casks is 3500;
60% American oak and 40% French oak.
Regional information. In the Foothills of "Cordillera Iberica" range, the vines are over 20 years old and are situated in the Campo de Borja region of Spain. The climate is continental, with Atlantic influences during the winter and a Mediterranean influence during summer. The soil type is mainly clay-stoney, offering good drainage and plenty of nutrients to the vines.

Asti Spumante - Winemaking details. Massimo Marasso.
History. The Moscato Bianco grape (also known as Muscat Blanc a Petits Grains) has long been found in the Piedmont and along with Nebbiolo may be one of the oldest grapes in the region. However, the production of sparkling Asti from Moscato Bianco is a relatively recent Italian product.
Regional information.
The official Asti and Cuneo zone stretches beyond the limits of the Asti province, to both east and west, nudging in the Cuneo and Alessandria provinces respectively, its western limit is the village of Serralunga D'Alba, although few Moscato vines are planted there.
The area is quite hilly and the sloping vineyards create many different mesoclimates and exposures.

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