Daniel Ramos 2013 'Los Chorrancos' Garnacha, Spain (Sierra de Gredos)

Daniel Ramos 2013 'Los Chorrancos' Garnacha, Spain (Sierra de Gredos)

Item Number: 13661

UPC: None

Country: Spain
Region: Castilla y Leon
Sub Region: Sierra de Gredos
Appellation/AVA: Vino de Espana
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2013
Grape(s): Field Blend
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Slate
Case Production: 120

Field Blend: Primarily Garnacha Tinta with some Garnacha Tintorera, Garnacha Gris, Morenillo (Rufete) and Villanueva (a white variety).

Winemaking Notes: Around 15% of the clusters were left whole while the rest of the grapes were destemmed and crushed. The fermentation lasted some 20 days. There was a post-fermentation maceration of 75 days, after which the wine was transferred to one 500- and one 600-liter barrel where it matured for one year before is was lightly sulfured and bottled.

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 93+ (3/3/2016)

    El Tiemblo, the village in the province of Ávila where this plot of vines planted in 1936, is one of the few places in the Gredos Mountains where you find slate. As most of the ancient vineyards, there is a field blend, mostly Garnacha Tinta, but also some Garnacha Tintorera, Garnacha Gris, Morenillo (Rufete) and even Villanueva (a white variety). The nose is floral and fresh, with perfectly ripened red fruit and something earthy, aromatic and subtle, quite complex for its young age. The palate is medium-bodied with fantastic balance and a lively acidity that gives it freshness and length. I find this irresistible.