It’s been a tough year at Sierra de Gredos but one with great results. The effects of adverse weather has led to low production volume for this vintage. Nighttime frosts on three consecutive days in April affected the growth cycle. During flowering, constant rains caused irregular development of the flower, resulting in the partial loss of production. This was followed by an extreme drought that lasted until the end of the year. Adding to the adverse weather, hailstorms appearing on two days, July 7 and August 28, resulted in production losses of up to 50% in some areas. Regarding the end results for the wines, according to Daniel Landi it has been challenging year, both for the vineyard and for the winery. In order to process what was a difficult vintage, they’ve had to retool the production process, with some excellent results: low production volumes but great wines that are light and refined. As Dani put it, “wines that travel northward, moving away from the Mediterranean character of the vintage.”
This Grenache plot is located near the village of Cadalso de los Vidrios, looking north and at an altitude of 900 metres on white granite soil. The wines from these regions usually give fruitier and less floral notes, so the delightful orange wisps of this vintage that have given the wine an unusual freshness did not surprise us. A good vintage. A good vintage.
Fine in the mouth, good body and acidity. Powerful tannins that promise a great journey. Red fruit, mineral notes, spices and balsamic touches.
A long and persistent finish.
Cherry red colour with red brick reflections. Violet rim.
On the nose it is aromatic and complex. Ripe red fruit, balsamic notes, cinnamon, smoky, cocoa and soft spice that help bring all the aromas together.