Bernabeleva 2019 Garnacha, Arroyo del Tortolas, Vinos de Madrid DO

Bernabeleva 2019 Garnacha, Arroyo del Tortolas, Vinos de Madrid DO

Item Number: 16119

UPC: 8-437011795922

Country: Spain
Region: Madrid
Sub Region: Madrid
Appellation/AVA: Vinos de Madrid DO
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Arroyo del Tortolas
Vintage: 2019
Grape(s): Garnacha
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 15.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Sandy granite
Elevation: 800 meters
Case Production: 266

Vine Age: 67 years old

Winemaking Notes: Whole clusters ferment in an oak vat with a very long maceration (25-60 days). Aging occurs in neutral barrels for one year. The wine is bottled without fining or filtration.

Terroir Notes: San Martín de Valdeiglesias is located in the extreme west of Madrid. It is part of the Gredos Mountains. Located at a high elevation with granite soil, it produces wines unlike anything else in the Madrid region.

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.


  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 93+ (11/11/2021)

    The ripest of the single vineyard reds, the 2019 Arroyo del Tórtolas comes from an organically but not certified 67-year-old vineyard at 800 meters in altitude on sandy granite soils that are rich in iron. The whole clusters fermented in an oak vat with a very long and soft maceration at less than 25 degrees Celsius. It matured in well-seasoned, neutral barrels of different sizes for one year followed by some time in tank until bottling. In 2019 the three single-vineyard reds go back to their true character, and this one shows juicy berries and deep ripe flavors, some 14.66% alcohol and good freshness. The tannins are fine and quite round, reflecting good ripeness. There is balance and no excess.