Congo  embodies Canopy’s work philosophy—but with a twist—, as it’s only made in exceptional vintages, using bunches of grapes carefully selected by hand during the early hours of the morning.

The  Congo vineyard is a 60-year-old vineyard measuring barely a hectare on granitic soil, found at an altitude of 750 meters on the southern foothills of the Sierra de Gredos.

During the microvinification of Congo, fruit freshness and minerality have been left intact as much as possible to imbue the wine with the distinctive personality of a unique vineyard like few others on the Iberian Peninsula.

Without a doubt, this careful vinification process is reason enough for the name of Canopy’s new wine, as Congo is an allusion to the Spanish coined phrase “valer un Congo”, an idiom that means that something costs a lot of money, akin to “costing an arm and a leg”.

Fact sheet

P.D.O.: Méntrida
60-year old Grenache vineyards located in El Real de San Vicente, on the southern foothills of the Sierra de Gredos, at an altitude of 750 meters.
100% Grenache
Hand harvested in crates, this wine comes from a selection of the best bunches from the best plants on the vineyard.
The wine is made using small-capacity tanks (1500 L ). As soon as the grapes arrive at the winery, pre-fermentation cold maceration is carried out and then, gentle crushing is done for 22 days until alcoholic fermentation is finished.
Malolactic fermentation and aging in French oak barrels for 17 months.

Tasting notes

Unexpected notes of red fruits, strawberries, blueberries and plum. Floral aromas of violets together with hints of chocolate and hazelnut. It’s simply delightful and opens up in the glass.

In the mouth, it’s broad and tasty, with sweet and ripe tannins that pay homage to and enhance the wine, helping to appreciate all the minerality of the old vineyard from where it comes. It leaves a pleasant, persistent aftertaste in the mouth.

You’ll like…its personality and uniqueness, with the magnificent touch of oak that beautifully complements the red fruit, simply brimming with nuances.

Here’s something else…Its score of 93 Parker points is a testament to the quality of this wine, which gives off a sweet, fruity aroma tempered by the austerity of granitic soils.

Year: 2015

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Category: Product ID: 859



Additional information

Weight 1,2 kg

Bodegas Canopy has been a beneficiary of the European Regional Development Fund whose objective is to improve the competitiveness of SMEs and thanks to which it has launched an International Digital Marketing Plan with the aim of improving its online positioning in foreign markets during 2019. For this, it has had the support of the XPANDE DIGITAL Program of the Toledo Chamber of Commerce.

Canopy Consul SL has been a beneficiary of the European Regional Development Fund whose objective is to improve the use and quality of information and communications technologies and access to them and thanks to which it has been able to optimize its management system and contact with its customers through e-commerce solutions. This action has taken place during 2020. It has been supported by the TICCámaras program of the Toledo Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services.

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