Bernabeleva 2017 'Camino de Navaherreros' Garnacha, Vinos de Madrid DO

Bernabeleva 2017 'Camino de Navaherreros' Garnacha, Vinos de Madrid DO

Item Number: 12058

UPC: 8-437011795687

Country: Spain
Region: Madrid
Sub Region: Sierra de Gredos
Appellation/AVA: Vinos de Madrid DO
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vintage: 2017
Grape(s): 100% Garnacha
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Granitic sand
Elevation: 2,300-2,900 feet

Terroir Notes: A combination of estate owned fruit and purchased. All the fruit comes from old, head-trained vines in very small plots around the San Martín de Valdeiglesias area. San Martín de Valdeiglesias lies at the northwestern corner of the Viños de Madrid appellation in the Sierra de Gredos mountain range. Located at a high elevation, with deep sandy soils, it produces Garnacha wines unlike anywhere else in Spain.

Winemaking Notes:
Juice macerates for 25 days with some whole clusters. Fermentation takes place in a combination of stainless steel, concrete and large, neutral wood vats. After fermentation, the wine ages primarily in old wood vats. The wine is not fined or filtered before bottling.

Tasting Notes:
Camino de Navaherreros is full of spicy raspberry and cherry and hints of rose petal on the nose. The palate is racy showing red fruit, spice, mineral, and brisk acidity. This is a beautiful expression of no-frills, old-vine Garnacha. Year in and year out this tiny boutique winery produces some of the most sought after Garnacha in the country.

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 88+ (12/28/2018)

    The extremely warm and early year has produced a juicy and fruit-driven 2017 Camino de Navaherreros that shows the accelerated growing season with a somewhat compact profile. This always has a small percentage of Tempranillo from one of their vineyards, and I think I noticed the character of the grape this year, even though it's harvested early to avoid the character of the variety being too marked in the wine.