Daniel Ramos 2014 'El Altar' Garnacha, Spain (Sierra de Gredos)
Item Number: 10448
Region: Castilla y Leon
Sub Region: Sierra de Gredos
Appellation/AVA: Vino de Espana
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Garnacha
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Granitic sandy soil with large chunks of quartz
Elevation: 900 meters
Vineyard Notes: El Altar is one of Daniel Ramos' single vineyard cuvées. The vineyard is located near the town of El Barraco in the Sierra de Gredos and planted with a northern exposure. The vines are between 65 and 90 years old. The high altitude and granitic sandy soil help retain freshness in the wine.
Winemaking Notes: Fermentation occurs in plastic bins. The Garnacha spends one month macerating on its skins. The wine ages for one year in 600-liter French barrels. It is bottled without fining, without filtering, and with a minimal addition of sulfites.
Tasting Notes: This is a light and immensely elegant wine. The red fruit (strawberry, cherry, raspberry) is beautifully entwined with herbs and spices.