History and tradition
Santiago Gracia taking on the tradition of his grandparents founded the winery Solar de Urbezo with the desire to plant and grow grapes from the vineyards Gracia-Campillo family owns in Cariñena.
In 1995, Santiago Gracia Ysiegas took up the tradition of his family and founded the winery Bodegas Solar de Urbezo. His vocation was to elaborate grapes from the vineyards of the Gracia-Campillo family, offering total guarantee of purity and quality in their wines. The winery is located in Carinena, region of Aragon, 45 km from Zaragoza.
The culture of wine growing in Carinena is one of the most ancient in Spain; it goes back to the 3rd century, when the Romans inhabited this land. The cultivation of grapes was maintained throughout time and still constitutes an essential part in the way of life, economy and historical heritage of the area.
URBEZO CRIANZA 2006
WINE: Red. Nine months ageing in French, American and Russian oak barrels.?PLOT: "Virgen de Lagunas", "Zafranar" and "Pardina"?VARIETIES: 40% Tempranillo, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 10% Syrah.
Date harvested: September 2005
Bottled: April 2007
Process: Individual alcoholic fermentation for each variety. After the malolactic fermentation, wine tasting to determinate the coupage. Ageing in French, American and Russian oak for 9 months and completion in bottle until its commercialization.
Tasting note: Bigarreau cherry red colour. Complexity of aromas of ripe fruit with subtle notes of toasted oak, toffee, vanilla and balsam. Well structured, broad and harmonic in the mouth. Elegant bouquet.
Serving suggestions: Smoked fish, roasts, foie gras, red meat and cheese.?Serve at 16º-18ºC
URBEZO CHARDONNAY 2009
WINE: Young white
PLOT: "Virgen de Lagunas"
VARIETIES: 100% Chardonnay
Date harvested: September, 2009
Process: Skin Cold maceration. Alcohol fermentation made at low temperature to preserve the aromas. Lees stirring, "battonage"
Bottled: December 2009
Tasting: Pale yellow colour with green tones. Lovely varietal aromas of white flowers, tropical fruits and pineapple. The palate is mellow and crisp with flavours of pear and apple. Nice entry into the mouth with an elegant structure and a distinctive finish.
Serving suggestions: Fish, seafood, cheeses, foie gras and white meat. It pairs nicely with sea bass, oysters, lobster and smoked cod carpaccio.
Serve at 8º to 10º C.
URBEZO VENDIMIA SELECCIONADA 2005
WINE: Red. Twelve months ageing in French, American and Russian oak barrels.?PLOT: "Valfrasno" and "Virgen de Lagunas"?VARIETIES: 40% Garnacha, 30% Cariñena, 20% Syrah and 10% Cabernet-Sauvignon.
Process: Separate alcoholic fermentation for each varietal. Macerations that go from 12 to 20 days at temperatures from 14º to 28ºC. Once the blend is defined, the malolactic activity takes place in the oak barrels, It is followed by 12 months of aging in French, American and Russian oak barrels. The Urbezo Seleccion 2002 bottles have remained and matured in our cave until the optimum balance and bouquet has been reached.?Limited production of 5.978 bottles.
Tasting note: Ripe cherry colour. Complex and intense nose of ripe fruit aromas along with a hint of eucalyptus and spices. Notes of toasted oak, vanilla, cacao and dried fruits (figs and prunes). Medium-full body, bold and harmonic. Good structure and vivacity, balanced tannins. Pleasant finish. Long and nice aftertaste.
Serving suggestions: smoked Fish, duck, foie gras, red meat and cheeses.?Serve at 18ºC.
For more information, please visit: http://www.solardeurbezo.es