Corral de los Altos

2016

From the northernmost parcel of a single vineyard in Fitero, a rocky site located on the top of a high plateau where the “Cierzo” wind takes a key role. It is 2 hectares planted with 45 year old Garnacha. Grapes are picked early, the wine ferments from native yeasts spontaneously in 2000-liter wooden vats. Aged 9 months in used French barrels before release.

92 points
"Named after the Garnacha in the village of Fitero where the grapes are sourced, the 2016 Corral de los Altos fermented in 5,000-liter stainless steel vats with indigenous yeasts and matured in 500-liter barrels for nine months. This is fresher than the 2015, but not as fresh as Malayeto, as this vineyard tends to have higher ripeness but really balanced and with tasty flavors. Quite impressive, it has finesse and juicy fruit. This is a large vineyard and they have purchased new plots in 2018, so they could produce more, or even select from the best parts of the vineyard for this single-vineyard bottling. 7,900 bottles produced. It was bottled in April 2018."
Luis Gutiérrez,
Wine Advocate
, #240

SKU/Code: 
DB8598-16
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Garnacha
Farming Type: 
Organic