Bodegas Finca la Estacada

  • La Mancha, Spain
Bodegas Finca la Estacada

Finca La Estacada is a family-owned winery in Castilla-La Mancha, founded in 2001 on a large property about 40 minutes from Madrid by car. Several varieties of grapes are cultivated on 278 hectares of rolling hillside vineyards owned by the estate. The Ocho y Medio (8 1/2) wines are farmed at 850m elevation (thus the name) in clay soils with a lime substrate. Thanks to the high elevation and calcareous influence from the lime, the wines are lighter and brighter than one might expect from central Spain. The reds are fresh tasting and berryish with ample, pleasing fruit while the white feels kinetic on the palate and shows a beautiful marine influence, even though the ocean is hundreds of kilometers away.

The climate and land at Estacada are easily suitable for working without systemic chemical influences. Little surprise then, that they have been practicing organic for many years, which is one of the many reasons Bowler began importing them. But recently they've deepened their commitment by certifying vegan and transitioning the winery to organic certification by 2023.

Considering the prices being asked for wines of this quality and conscientious production, these rank as some of the best values coming out of Spain today.

Image Producer PRODUCT Description Country / Region

DB0273-21
Organic
Bodegas Finca la Estacada Malbec "Ocho y Medio"
2020
Malbec
Grown organically (will certify in 2023) at high elevation (850m, thus the name "8 1/2"), vinified in steel and treated to a brief “nap” in...
Spain

DB3056-21
Sustainable
Bodegas Finca la Estacada Tinto Velasco "Ocho y Medio"
2021
This is an extremely rare and disappearing grape variety, only planted in the vineyards of Estremadura and La Mancha. Vineyards are... Spain

DB3056-20
Sustainable
Bodegas Finca la Estacada Tinto Velasco Ocho y Medio
2020
This is an extremely rare and disappearing grape variety, only planted in the vineyards of Estremadura and La Mancha.A long growing period... Spain