Zestos 2020 Old Vine Garnacha, Vinos de Madrid DO

Zestos 2020 Old Vine Garnacha, Vinos de Madrid DO

Item Number: 16063

UPC: 8-437008409016

Country: Spain
Region: Madrid
Sub Region: Madrid
Appellation/AVA: Vinos de Madrid DO
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vintage: 2020
Grape(s): 100% Garnacha
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Granite and sand
Elevation: 1,883 feet

Not too many years ago, baskets like the ones depicted on the label were use to transport grapes from the vineyard to the wineries. Madrid has recently become the center of one of the most interesting and innovative wine regions on the Iberian Peninsula. The outskirts of this storied royal city are filled with old Garnacha vines situated in high elevation vineyards that have been planted in ideal soils. Madrid is a sort of a “great unknown” that is now just freshly discovered.

Terroir Notes: Zestos Garnacha is produced from vines that were planted in 1950 in the high elevation vineyards of San Martín de Valdeiglesias - northwest of Madrid. Today San Martín produces among the most floral and mineral Garnachas in all of Spain. The older the vines, the better the wine. Old vines do not over produce. As a result, the vines yield fully ripened grapes. Perfectly ripened grapes make wines that improve with time.

Winemaking Notes: The grapes are vinified in stainless steel and cement tanks. Pre-fermentation maceration and fermentation takes 5 days, followed by a longer post maceration period of 10 days. The wine then ages in cement and stainless steel tanks to emphasize the purity of flavor and the youthful, fresh character of the Garnacha grape.

Tasting Notes: Vivid ruby. Lively red and dark berry aromas show good clarity and a touch of candied flowers. Suppler and seamless in texture, offering juicy black raspberry and cherry flavors given spine by a gentle mineral nuance. Finishes fruity and broad, with a touch of white pepper adding lift and cut.


  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 88 (11/11/2021)

    The young and primary 2020 Zestos Garnacha Old Vines has grapey aromas, notes of very ripe and slightly jammy Garnacha and a juicy and dense palate with ripe flavors and round tannins.