LA ERMITA DE SANTA BÁRBARA, Vinos del Viento
Single vineyard, Hand harvested in small baskets
12 months ageing French oak barriques
Size: 750 mL
% Alcohol: 14.9%
Grape: Garnacha Tinta
Viticulture: The vineyard is located near the Santa Bárbara hermitage in the municipality of Tabuenca, a “Mars like” terroir with a mixture of basal, siliceous sandstones of intense red color and shale on a mountain ridge at almost 900 metres above sea level. The vines are more than 50 years old, dry-farmed, bush-trained and hand-harvested.
Winemaking: The fermentation was carried out by wild yeasts. 500 kg. were whole cluster fermented and another 500kg. were fermented in open-top barrels, the remaining grapes were fermented in concrete. Aged in a mixture of used and new French Oak barrels for 12 months. The production for 2016 was approximately 1800 bottles
Appearance: Bright ruby red.
Nose: Ripe crushed red berries and sweet plums are wrapped in tobacco, cedar, milk chocolate with a hint of vanilla.
Palate: A fresh attack of juicy raspberries and tangy blackberries with plenty of soft tannins and body to complement the rich fruit. Long finish.
Pairing: Grilled meats, roasted vegetables, pasta and rice dishes, charcuterie or
Recommended temperature of service: 14-16 ºC.
Awards & Recognitions:
Robert Parker: 90 points 2017 vintage “The nose combines ripe berries and spices, a touch of smoke and earth, and the palate is full-bodied, juicy, voluptuous and generous with a slightly warm finish..”
James Suckling: 92 points 2016 vintage “Lots of ripe-fruit and smoked-meat character with hints of cried cheese and spice. Some stems. Medium to full body. Rounded, juicy tannins and a fruity finish. Delicious now. Drink.”