Galia

Jerome Bougnaud’s credentials are impressive, having worked for many years at the likes of Quinta Sardonia and Pingus. When he met Peter Sisseck back in 2000, it was only a matter of time before they joined forces. Together they worked through some of the best vintages at Pingus and in 2009 Bougnaud started a project of his own. When he came across a parcel of ungrafted, pre-phylloxera vines, over 100 years old, with an elevation of 980 meters above sea level, Galia was born. Located above the village of Piquera de San Esteban, the gravel-sandy soils over limestone provide one of the most unique terroir of the region.

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Galia Clos Santuy 2015 (3x75cl)
HK$2,310.00
2015

Galia Clos Santuy 2015 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

The 2015 Clos Santuy is produced with the grapes from an ungrafted, head-pruned 1.12-hectare vineyard in the village of Piquera de San Esteban in the province of Soria, just outside the limits of Ribera del Duero, so it’s sold as Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León. The vineyard is planted at some 968 meters in altitude on shallow sandstone soils and is enclosed by a dry stonewall. Bougnaud has been working and vinifying this plot separately since 2010 and noticed its personality and aging potential, but this 2015 is the first vintage to be released. This is a textbook elegant and fresh Ribera from the cooler part; it’s ripe and powerful but really in balance and includes some 10% of white Albillo grapes that surely add to the silky texture and the fresh sensation on the palate. What a portfolio Galia showed in 2015, and this jewel of the crown filled some 1,073 bottles in September 2017. Bravo!
In Stock in Singapore

Madrid 3x75cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$2,310.00
Galia Villages 2014 (6x75cl)
HK$2,105.00
2014

Galia Villages 2014 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94)

The 2014 Galia has some 7% Garnacha to complement the majority of Tempranillo, but in the old vineyards there is always some white Albillo too. This wine had a longer élevage of some 21 months, which is something he felt the vintage demanded. The profile is floral and aromatic, with a combination of heady and ripe wild berries. Here he selected sandier soils with a limestone-rich subsoil and he found that, because of that sandy texture, close to 60% of the grapes used are ungrafted, some of them (from the Soria part) pre-dating phylloxera. There are grapes from Trigueros del Valle in Cigales and other parts of the Duero Valley, Cuevas de Provanco, Piquera, some in Ribera del Duero and even some new vineyards in Fuentelcésped, where he had a high percentage of Albillo. The wine is fragrant and open, with good ripeness and no excess. The oak is nicely integrated; the wine aged in a combination of barriques, 600-liter vats and 1,200-liter foudres (and later even 2,500-liter ones), and some concrete eggs, which seem to have provided the it with an elegant, polished and sleek texture. The palate is very balanced and with a good combination of power and elegance. The Garnacha clearly adds a heady touch in the finish, where for a second it took me to Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Super! 10,000 bottles produced.
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Madrid 6x75cl 1 94 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$2,105.00
Galia Villages 2016 (6x75cl)
HK$2,288.00
2016

Galia Villages 2016 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

The nose of the 2016 Villages was stunning. It's a blend of Tempranillo with 9% Garnacha and 4% white Albillo from vineyards in Piquera de San Esteban, Fuentelcésped, Hontangas, Cuevas de Provanco, Quintanilla de Onésimo and Trigueros del Valle. It fermented by soil types with indigenous yeasts and some 20% full clusters (the Garnacha was 100% whole clusters) and matured in a mixture of 225-liter barriques, 600-liter demi-muids and 1,200-liter foudres for 21 months. The élevage was very respectful with the wine, which comes through as floral and terribly aromatic, ripe without excess and with a medium to full-bodied palate, pungent flavors and great length and persistence. The tannins are round and velvety, and there is a sense of integration and balance that I liked very much. 16,140 bottles and 230 magnums were filled in July 2018.
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Madrid 6x75cl 2 95 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$2,288.00

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