Viña Almate is a red wine produced by Alfredo Maestro in Peñafiel (Valladolid), V.T. Castilla y León.
Alfredo Maestro is a renown winegrower that has continued with his own progress, without paying attention to trends or currents prevailing at the time. He began to produce wine following conventional methods, this is, adding sulphur, clarifying the wine and a long etcetera. However, he soon decided to make wine using natural methods, turning the characteristics of the terroir into wine in the most faithful way.
Alfredo Maestro challenges and strongly opposes the way wine is made nowadays. He understands that wine must be faithful to its origin and for this reason he gets rid of external elements (sulphur, acid, filters, stabilisers...). According to him, he only needs three elements to create his products: grapes, well-kept vineyards and healthy soil.
Currently, Alfredo Maestro has several projects in different areas, such as Cigales, Ávila, Duratón, and Chinchón.
Viña Almate is a natural wine made from Tempranillo from several vineyards located in the municipalities of Peñafiel and Valtiendas. They are cultivated following natural viticulture, without using chemical products such as herbicides, pesticides and systemic fungicides.
Harvesting is carried out manually, selecting the grapes in the vineyard and in the winery, on a selection table. Once the grapes are destemmed and crushed, they go through the alcoholic fermentation by plots, in stainless steel deposits with local yeasts and daily pump-overs. The maceration lasts between 12 and 15 days. Before the malolactic fermentation, the grapes go through a settling process. After 30 days, once the malolactic fermentation has ended, the wine is decanted and rests for 4 months in stainless steel deposits.
Viña Almate is an intense, fruity and juicy wine. A lot of fruit on the nose and in the mouth, red and black fruit, and a balsamic background that invites you to continue drinking.
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