Bodega Cauzón Granada White
2 in stock
Region: Sierra Norte de Granada, Spain
Grape varieties: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Doradilla, Perruno, and Garnacha Blanca
Bodega Cauzón Granada White shows musky white flowers and tropical fruit, citrus, and herb flavors, plus great minerality. Fresh and savory, rich and slender, very long on the finish. Bottled unfined, unfiltered, and with no sulfur additions.
Song: The One Thing by INXS
Cool Whites and Orange (53°–57°)
Zero Sulfur Added
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ABOUT THE PRODUCER
About Bodega Cauzón Granada White
Bodega Cauzón Granada White shows musky white flowers and tropical fruit, citrus, and herb flavors, plus great minerality. Fresh and savory, rich and slender, very long on the finish. A white wine made from a blend of Chardonnay, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, Doradilla, Perruno & Garnacha Blanca (no longer Macabeo!) organically grown on alluvial soils with a lot of pebbles at an elevation of 1200 meters. The vineyard size is minuscule and all the work is done by hand. Spontaneous co-fermentation of the grapes in stainless steel tanks followed by 6 months of further aging in stainless. Bottled unfiltered, unfined, and with zero use of sulfur. Extremely limited production.
About Bodega Cauzón
Ramón Saavedra’s family has always owned a small vineyard but would only make wine for consumption. It was a subsistence crop just like any other. He never imagined he could make a living out of viticulture so he pursued a career as a chef. He spent 15 years working in kitchens up and down the Costa Brava until he decided to return to his native Cortes y Graena in the Granada province of Andalucía, a small little town located in the middle of the desert…red rocks and sand as far as the eye can see. It’s quite an amazing sight. He took over his family’s small vineyard and planted another 4 hectares of alluvial soil deposited at the base of the Sierra Nevada, all of which was above 1000m of altitude. He even planted some ungrafted vines on the sandier parts free of phylloxera. The sun exposure combined with the altitude gives his wines the best of both worlds, ripe fruit, and structure kept in check by a nice backbone of acidity.
Since planting in 1999, there’s been no need for chemicals in the vineyard. That said, he hasn’t needed them in the cellar either. Ramón’s terruño speaks for itself so there’s not much “winemaking” on his part. Native yeast fermentations, no filtering or fining at any time, and no additives of any kind, not even sulfur. Cauzón 2012 is Tempranillo aged in used French and Hungarian oak for about a year. After around 2016 this wine no longer sees oak, only stainless steel aging. Iradei 2013 comes from his ungrafted vines and is a blend of Tempranillo, Cabernet, Merlot, and Syrah aged in used French and Hungarian oak for about 7 months. Mozuelo 2014 is Garnacha and Cabronicus 2014 is a carbonic Tempranillo, both of which are fermented in stainless steel with no oak treatment.