GRAPE: Albillo Real, Verdejo, Garnacha Blanca
APPELLATION: Cebreros DO ( Gredos)
VINIFICATION: Fermented in concrete tanks and matured in a combination of oak foudres and clay amphores for 12 months. The wine spends 16 months in the winery and is released in its second year.
TASTING NOTES: Pale yellow color, clean with green shades Elegant nose, complex, perfumed and floral, with a pugnent note of tangerine peel. The palate has the bitter taste from the Verdejo. Really good acidity which gives a nice balance and makes it persistent. A wine to wait for it on the glass, so it can show his complexity and depth. It´s full of personality, original and very pleaseant.
FOOD PAIRING: Foie will make a perfect match and you can also try oysters and barnacles.
- 92+ Points by Robert Parker ( Wine Advocate);vntg 2019.
- 93 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.