Founded in 1953, Bodegas Paniza is named for the village where the winery is located, and where growers have cared for their vineyards for generations. The winery is situated in the highest elevation area of D.O.P. Cariñena to the south, at the rise of the Sistema Ibérico Mountain range, which brings cooling influences even in the peak of summer.
Bodegas Paniza’s focused international business strategy and commitment to innovation have led to spectacular growth in new markets, including the United States, and have revitalized the area by attracting young growers back to Cariñena.
Paniza is made up of a cooperative of 400 growers encompassing 6,200 acres who share a highly unified approach driven by quality production. Paniza benefits from a wide variety of microclimates spanning limestone, sand and clay stone soils which allow the team to choose between a variety of vineyards to find the balance they need. The flagship of the winery is almost 200 acres of old vines, ranging from 50 years in age to a vineyard first planted in 1906 with Garnacha, Cariñena, Tempranillo and Moristel varieties. These singular plots produce very low yield, highly complex fruit and are entirely hand-harvested to preserve them for future generations.
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100% Garnacha. Selection of Garnacha planted in slate soils. 8 months in French oak barrels and bottle. Intense red color, clear and bright. Complexity and elegance on the nose with aromas of candied cherries and liquered chocolate. An intense, yet silky mouthfeel with flavors of chocolate covered strawberries and mineral notes and a smooth, persistent finish.