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Tuca Negra

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Tuca Negra Bottle
Appellation
Calatayud
Variety
Garnacha
Age of Vines
80+
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Rocky slate, quartzite
Altitude
850 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, 100% whole-cluster, natural yeast fermentation, daily punch downs by foot at the beginning of fermentation, 80-day maceration
Aging
14 months in a 250L Clayver ceramic sphere

Overview

Tuca Negra is made from a small 80+-year-old vineyard of head-pruned and dry-farmed Garnacha planted at an elevation of 850 meters above sea level. With stony slate and quartzite soils, an extended maceration of 80-days, and aging in a 250L Clayver ceramic sphere, Tuca Negra isn’t just one of Fernando’s Grand Cru wines but an expression of Garnacha that is revolutionary in Calatayud. Such a wine could only be made through the partnership of Yolanda Diaz and her team at San Alejandro combined with the genius of winemaker Fernando Mora. A scant 350 bottles are produced in an average vintage.

Ratings & Reviews

96

2020 Tuca Negra

Source: WA

93

2017 Tuca Negra

Source: WA

94

2016 Tuca Negra

Source: WA

90

2016 Tuca Negra

Source: JS

94

2015 Tuca Negra

Source: VM

Aragon, Spain
  • Location
    Aragon, Spain
  • Appellation
    Calatayud
  • Proprietor
    Fernando Diaz & Yolanda Diaz
  • Winemaker
    Fernando Mora
  • Size / Elevation
    hectares / 700-850 meters

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