|Vinificate 2019 'Amorro' Espumoso (Palomino Pet Nat), Cadiz||Login||—||In Stock|
|Vinificate 2019 'Amorro' Blanco, Cadiz||Login||—||In Stock|
|Vinificate 2019 'Amorro' Tinto, Cadiz||Login||—||In Stock|
Miguel Gómez and Jose Gomez are two brothers in love with their land and their culture. They were both born and bred on the island of San Fernando in Cádiz. They studied chemistry together, became oenologists together, and started making wine together in 2011. Their goal and philosophy has always been to make true and honest wines that speak of where they grew up—of the south and of the coast—while valuing the autochthonous grape varieties of Cádiz.
Jose and Miguel didn’t have much when they started, just enough to buy some grapes and rent some space to make the wine. By increasing production vintage to vintage, they’ve managed to gather enough equipment to build their own little winery and acquire their first little vineyard (2h) in the Balbaína estate of Jerez, known for its pure albariza soils. They’re practicing biodynamic farming and making wines without additives, not even sulfites. All fermentations are spontaneous with indigenous yeast.
They only work with the native varieties of the area. Enter Tintilla de Rota, one of the first grapes ever planted in the region back in the 17th century. Unfortunately most of it was lost to phylloxera and replaced during the sherry boom of the 20th century, to the point where it almost became extinct. Even today, there’s still very little planted which is surprising considering how well it’s adapted to the unique climate and soil of the region. The ocean influence combined with the albariza soil preserve it’s acidity throughout the maturation cycle, making for fresh Atlantic reds. They almost drink like whites given the salinity and chalky texture.
Wine Labels: The names they chose for the wines really identify with who they are and where they’re from as well. Both expressions used locally, Mahara defines a person that draws a fine line between crazy and genius while Amorro means to drink straight from the bottle. The wines see short macerations, light extractions, and are glou glou all day—so much so that you almost want to pour it all over yourself, as the Mahara label implies. That’s actually their other brother on the label; they hope he will join them someday.