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The Garnacha here is sourced from a tiny, 1 hectare vineyard near the village of Cerebros in the Sierra de Gredos, but outside the Méntrida D.O. The vineyards are planted on slate soils, with quartz and red clay, at 950 metres above sea level. The vine ages are approximately 70 years. On this particular plot, the climate is Mediterranean with continental influences.
This is a superb example of Dani's drive to deliver Garnacha’s potential to make very fine wines and is one of the jewels in Cosecha’s portfolio.
The grapes are hand-harvested. Whole clusters undergo natural yeast fermentation in open-top oak vats with gentle extraction and a
total of 60 days of maceration. The wine is then aged for 14
months in 1,500 litre oak foudres and one French oak barrel. The wine
not filtered, fined or stabilized.
Very intense aromatics, incredible freshness, and nervous acidity.
On the nose, you'll discover pure and bright red berry fruit, with
delicate floral notes and peppery spices. The palate is greeted with a delicate, yet expressive, and incredibly fresh bouquet of fruit and delightful spice. It continues with an elegant, long and persistent finish.
Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate 95