Granbazan Etiqueta Ambar Albarino 2016

£15.50

Nowadays we have gadgets for all sorts. Scientists have worked out how to do this, how to do that. But centuries ago, knowledge was mysterious. It's little wonder then, they...

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Nowadays we have gadgets for all sorts. Scientists have worked out how to do this, how to do that. But centuries ago, knowledge was mysterious. It's little wonder then, they used to think this wine was made by magic.


Years back, crushing grapes was not a subtle art. Even the diminutive individuals who trod the fruit still managed to smash pips and taint the juice with a tannic edge*. Until Granbazan the Wizard. He designed a system of tanks through which the free run juice descended, filling the air with scents of green apples and lemon; resulting in a wine so complex and smooth no-one could believe it. All the wizard had done, of course, was let gravity do its job. But they didn't now that then, did they?


*Which is where we get Pipsqueak from. Short, annoying people.


Bodega Granbazan was converted from farm to vineyard in 1980 after it was bought in 1965 by Mr Manuel y Otero. The vineyards consist of albarino vines taht were specially selected throughout the 70's from across Spain and their first bottling of Granbazan Ambar was release in 1986. The winery works with the aim to produce some of the finest albarino wines with ageing potential and that respect the heritage and history of the terroir.


Winemaker Jesus Alvarez Otero works closely with Carlos Fernandez Rey, the viticulturist at Bodega Granbazan. Jesus was born in Cambados, Galicia, known as the capital of albarino wines, and has been involved with the farm and the vineyards since his childhood. He first studied Ecomonics in Madrid but soon went on to study a postgraduate degree in Viticulture and Oenology at Adelaide University, Australia, graduating in 2005.

This white wine offers complex aromas and flavours of fresh pineapple, green apple, lemon, banana and a long elegant finish.

UK Mainland Addresses

(excludes Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, and the Isles of Wight, Man and Scilly - please see below)

Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£4.95

FREE

Most Standard Delivery parcels arrive within 2 working days of placement of your order.

Free Standard Delivery is offered on all orders of £100 or more.
Next Day £6.95

If you place an order by 2pm (UK time), Monday - Thursday, it will be delivered the next day*. Orders placed between 2pm on Thursday and 2pm on Friday will be delivered on the following Monday and orders placed between 2pm Friday and 2pm Monday will be delivered on the following Tuesday.

Saturday £11.95
(all order values)

Orders must be placed online by 2pm Friday to be delivered on the Saturday of the same week, otherwise it is assumed the order is for the following Saturday. Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.

Next Day Before 12noon £12.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Next Day Before 10am £19.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Remote Areas - Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and The Scilly Isles

Delivery Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£9.95

We can only offer Standard Delivery to these parts of the UK and delivery times will vary locally. Typically, orders placed before 2pm should be received in 3 or 4 working days, although some of the most rural locations may take longer.** Free Standard Delivery to mainland UK addresses on orders over £100.