Bernabeleva 2019 'Navaherreros' Garnacha, Vinos de Madrid DO

Bernabeleva 2019 'Navaherreros' Garnacha, Vinos de Madrid DO

Item Number: 15540

UPC: 8-437011795878

Country: Spain
Region: Madrid
Sub Region: Sierra de Gredos
Appellation/AVA: Vinos de Madrid DO
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2019
Grape(s): Garnacha
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14.6
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Granitic sand
Elevation: 2,300-2,900 feet

Terroir Notes: Bernabeleva Navaherreros is the essence of San Martín Garnacha. It is a selection of the best fruit from the estates vineyards. San Martín de Valdeiglesias lies at the northwestern corner of the Viños de Madrid appellation in the Sierra de Gredos mountain range. The high elevation, deep soils of sand and granite, and old vines (50-90 years) produce Garnacha wines unlike anywhere else in Spain.

Vineyard Notes: The vineyards are worked manually. The soil is tilled with contributions of manure produced by Bernabeleva's own cows. The only treatments used (only when absolutely necessary) are a dust of copper and sulfur. Pruning is done following the lunar cycle, particularly in plots which are destined to become single vineyard wines.

Vinification Notes: Each parcel is harvested by hand in small 12kg boxes. The grapes are cooled in refrigerated trucks to promote pre-fermentation maceration and slower extraction. Navaherreros is produced with partial whole clusters (75% stems). The various vineyards ferment spontaneously with indigenous yeast in concrete, old wood, or stainless steel based on the qualities of the site. Then, the wine matures for one year in used French oak barrels of different sizes before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. There are no additions except a little SO2 to keep the wine stable for export.


  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 92 (11/11/2021)

    The San Martín de Valdeiglesias village red 2019 Navaherreros Garnacha de Bernabeleva was produced with Garnacha from different vineyards on the Bernabeleva property, all between 50 and 90 years of age at 700 to 840 meters in altitude on granite soils, which are being transformed to organic. This comes from a warm and dry year but not as ripe as 2017. There was a slight advance in the harvest, and the wine resulted in 14.6% alcohol but kept very good freshness parameters. It fermented with some 75% stems and the rest pressed directly and had very soft and long macerations of up to 65 days. It matured in used barrels of different sizes for one year. It has a very attractive nose of red berries and wild herbs, a vibrant palate with very fine tannins and the sparkling sensation of the granularity from the granite soils where the vines grow.