De Sol a Sol Tempranillo is a red wine produced by Esencia Rural in Quero, Toledo.
Julián Ruiz Villanueva, raised by his father, a livestock breeder, and his mother, a farmer, left his hard country life when he was very young to go and study in Madrid. Years later, and Graduated in Social Studies, he returned to start his career in organic agriculture in an area where they were not familiar with these beliefs.
After planting organic melons and peppers, in 1998 he decided to try with organic wines. With 50 hectares of vines, most of them very old and even pre-phylloxera, he advocated for local varieties, Airén and Tinto Velasco, complemented with Tempranillo and Syrah. The philosophy of Esencia Rural is to make wines with minimum intervention, leaving the terroir and the variety to express themselves naturally, without filters or restraints.
De Sol a Sol Tempranillo is a wine without denomination of origin made from Tempranillo, from a 1-hectare vineyard planted with 1500 pre-phylloxera vines, which are 150 years old, on sand and lime soils.
After the manual harvest, it ferments with local yeasts. Then, it macerates with the skins for 191 days and finally it is left to age for twelve months in used oak barrels. Stabilisation is natural and it is not filtered. No sulphites are added during the entire winemaking process.
De Sol a Sol Tempranillo is an ample, lively wine, balsamic on the palate and with a roasted finish, which shows us the landscape and the climate of the area. Its long maceration with the skins gives this wine the honest and frugal character of the terroir where it is born.
Red wine Young Natural. 6 months in jar. Winery: Esencia Rural. Toledo. (Castilla La Mancha) Variety: Tempranillo
Red wine Aged in wood Natural. 12 months in French oak barrels used. Winery: Esencia Rural. Toledo. (Castilla La Mancha) Variety: Tinto Velasco