GRAPE: 100 % Garnacha
APPELLATION: Cebreros DO ( Gredos)
VINIFICATION: Made from 100% Garnacha old vines. Spontaneous fermentation in concrete tanks. 30% with whole bunches, at controlled termperature between 18 – 26 ºC. Once the Fermentation has finished, the first juice is raked to an Inox tank where waits for 10 days until the final racking is done to old barrels and a 20HL FOUDRE. On November 2019 the wine was racked out of the barrels.
TASTING NOTES: This is super aromatic and expressive, with great finesse, notes of yellow flowers and tangerine peel, really showy. This is the gentler of the slate wines: it has a finer texture, smoother tannins and really focused, clean and precise flavors, with great length. It’s a really complete and harmonious wine. This is delicious.
FOOD PAIRING: Tender, slow-cooked pork, braised lamb, or root vegetable stews.
- 93 Points by Robert Parker (Wine Advocate); vntg 2019.
- 94 Points by Robert Parker (Wine Advocate); vntg 2018.
Cebreros (Gredos) is both the name of a village and the appellation of origin in the southeast of the province of Ávila in the region Castilla y León from Spain, with 35 villages in total. Cebreros was the main wine village in the zone and hence the name chosen to name the appellation. This is a region with mountains and some high-altitude vineyards. There are perhaps between 1,800 and 2,000 hectares of vineyards. Gredos is quite unique: The isolation and lack of quality wines has made the size of the region smaller, as many old vineyards have been lost because there was no new blood to take over from the old timers.
Soto y Manrique was one of the pioneer in Gredos and also the first to point out the singularity of the slate soils in Cebreros. The wines are intensely Mediterranean, powerful but fragrant, with elegant minerality, especially in the slate soils.