Daniel Ramos 2018 'Kapi Amphorae' Garnacha, Spain (Sierra de Gredos)

Daniel Ramos 2018 'Kapi Amphorae' Garnacha, Spain (Sierra de Gredos)

Item Number: 14585

UPC: None

Country: Spain
Region: Castilla y Leon
Sub Region: Sierra de Gredos
Appellation/AVA: Vino de Espana
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2018
Grape(s): 100% Garnacha
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Granite, sand, and schist
Elevation: 800-950 meters asl

Vine Age: 60-100 years

Winemaking Notes: Grapes are destemmed. Fermentation occurs spontaneously with native yeast in 1,000-liter tinajas (clay amphorae). The skin maceration is long, around 9 months. The wine matures for another 3 months in amphorae. It is bottled unfined, unfiltered, and with a small amount of sulfites added at bottling.

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 88 (4/23/2020)

    There is an earthy sensation on the nose of the 2018 ?? Amphorae 100%, a Garnacha that goes back to the local tradition of wine in tinaja (amphora). It fermented and matured in tinaja with skins for nine months. It's ripe and rustic, with unusual aromas of flowers, pollen, cereals and something medicinal. The palate reveals dusty rusticity, a powdery texture and abundant grainy tannins. Better with food. 3,265 bottles and five magnums produced. It was bottled in October 2019.