Finca Constancia marks a new era in Gonzalez Byass’ wine business. Identifying a need for modern, fruit-driven wines, together with an ambition to produce wines of the highest quality, the company researched areas where this goal could be realised. In 2001, the planting programme began on a new 220 hectare property in Otero, near Toledo, and a state of the art winery was built using the latest technology, and with careful regard to environmental impact. Finca Constancia represents the new face of Spanish winemaking, with a range of innovative blends and single plot varietals.
In the nose the red ripe fruit, plums, cherries, strawberries and redcurrants stand out. It is smooth and engaging on the palate, with sweet tannins that make it velvety and pleasant. Well structured, with a long and intense finish.
Serve with red meat.
The grapes were harvested by hand with a strict selection process ensuring that only the best bunches were picked. After being de-stemmed the grapes were transferred to fermentation tanks using nothing other than the force of gravity. This first, alcoholic fermentation took place in new French and American oak barrels in which the wine was subsequently left to rest for thirteen months, acquiring just the right touch of wood that characterises each component of the blend.