Garnacha de Altura

2019
Spain
Rioja

This is a first release from Sandra and it is almost hard to believe that the wine turned out so beautiful (let’s not forget that Sandra is still a relatively new winemaker). She, of course, will say it was all due to the vineyards where the wine came from, and she might not be wrong. The grapes came from high altitude, organically farmed vineyards (700 meters) in the Rivas de Tereso zone, with an average age of 70 years-old. The Atlantic micro-climate, the elevation and the high content of limestone in the soils all but assured a fresh, electric wine. Spontaneous fermentation in old used foudres, and elevage in clay amphorae. No filtration, no clarification, sulfur at 12 ppm.

97 points
"This is the second vintage of a wine that was the red discovery of the year in my 2020 report and it's even better than the first release, taking its place among the best Garnachas in Rioja. The vines are planted at 700 metres and have produced something with intensity, grace, purity and palate length. Truly the Pinot Noir of the south. 2024-31 "
Tim Atkin,
2021 Rioja Report
, February 2021

SKU/Code: 
DB9432-19
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Garnacha
Farming Type: 
Organic