Cuatro del Cuatro

2018

This wine is a tribute to Antonio Sanz, the father of the three brothers running the winery today. It comes from a 40 year old vineyards in Ombatillo, Corella, planted with Graciano. The wine ferments spontaneously in 500  liter French, oak barrels. Malolactic and elevage happen for 12 months in 2-year old 300 liter barrels. It is the highest expression of Graciano we’ve encountered in the region. Limited availability.

94 points
""The pure Graciano 2018 Cuatro del Cuatro was !rst produced in 2015 as an homage to the Sanz brothers' father, who kept his Graciano vines when the majority ripped them up. They have seen that, with a soft vini!cation, the variety is not as rustic as most think and, in fact, can be quite elegant. 2018 was a tricky vintage for the variety, and the wine has moderate alcohol (13.3%), a very low pH (3.35) and notable acidity (six grams of tartaric acid per liter). It was produced with grapes grown in the village of Corella (especially from a vineyard planted in 1978), which has more Mediterranean influence that Fitero, the other village where they have the majority of their vineyards. This is a super serious Graciano, fresher than the majority of varietal bottlings out there, as they have lost the fear of harvesting it earlier, and it delivers a very spicy wine, with lots of black and even white peppercorns. I think this is very much in line with the 2016. It matured in used oak barrels of di"erent sizes, and they did a barrel selection to produce 2,900 bottles of it. It was bottled in January 2020.""
Luis Gutiérrez,
Wine Advocate
, #2`

SKU/Code: 
DB8598-18
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Graciano
Farming Type: 
Organic