A 1998 vintage signature wine made personally by Alejandro Fernández at his Dehesa La Granja bodega
Alejandro Fernández, celebrated winemaker and outstanding maestro of Tempranillo, surprised audiences once again with the launch of his exclusive wine: Dehesa 14. This Special Selection boasts aromas and flavours brimming with nuances from the grapes harvested in 1998.
Back in 1998, the harvest at the Zamora estate, Dehesa La Granja on the banks of the River Guareña, seemed different to other years. "It was an exceptional vintage," states Alejandro Fernández, "only the best grapes have the potential and the ability to age for so many years and those grapes met all the requirements." At that particular point in time, Alejandro was faced with a daring challenge: to break all the rules of wine ageing so that today, after a 14-year wait in the bodega’s 1767 underground cellar, we can now enjoy a unique Dehesa La Granja wine. Intense ruby red in colour, this wine is structured, powerful, balanced and elegant on the nose. Vivacious, showing no sign of ‘Brett’ reduction, it boasts a notable presence of ripe black fruit, which comes together with slight hints of vanilla and liquorice; the result of a long and cold evolution in the bottle. In the mouth this wine is meaty, with hints of ripe cherries and blackcurrant liqueur, markedly smoky, subtle aromas of dry tobacco leaves, Indian spice and a glamorous finish of roasted chestnuts. A transcendental wine, fresh and fragrant, with silky maturity and a refined aftertaste, reflecting its creator’s purest lineage, and just like its creator, it still retains the virtues of youth.
Renowned winemaker, Alejandro Fernández, very rarely advocates the release of new wines. The last time was in 2010 when he launched his first white wine: Alejairen. His classic wines, Tinto Pesquera, Condado de Haza, El Vínculo and Dehesa La Granja, in all their variants, Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva, are guaranteed assets for the Fernández-Rivera family.
Dehesa 14 was launched to coincide with its height of success, just when the exceptional wine reached the exaltation of its finest organoleptic attributes. Enjoyment is assured; a real luxury within the exclusive reach of a privileged few.