Zestos 2021 Old Vine Garnacha, Vinos de Madrid DO (VR)
Item Number: 18995
Sub Region: Madrid
Appellation/AVA: Vinos de Madrid DO
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 100% Garnacha
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Viticulture: Certified Carbon Neutral
Soil Type: Granite and sand
Elevation: 1,883 feet
Terroir Notes: Not too many years ago, baskets like the ones depicted on the label were use to transport grapes from the vineyard to the wineries. Madrid has recently become the center of one of the most interesting and innovative wine regions on the Iberian Peninsula. The outskirts of this storied royal city are filled with old Garnacha vines situated in high elevation vineyards that have been planted in ideal soils.
Zestos old vine is produced from Garnacha vines that were planted as far back as 1950 in the high elevation vineyards of San Martín de Valdeiglesias , which is northwest of Madrid. Today, San Martín with its granite soil produces some of the most floral and mineral-driven Garnachas in all of Spain.
Winemaking Notes: The Garnacha grapes are manually harvested during mid-October with almost total destemming (80-90%). The grapes ferment in stainless steel and cement tanks of 10,000-liter capacity. The wine ages in cement tanks for at least 6 months before bottling to emphasize the purity of flavor and the youthful, fresh character of the Garnacha grape.
Tasting Notes: Lively red and dark berry aromas show good clarity and a touch of candied flowers. Supple and seamless in texture, offering juicy black raspberry and cherry flavors given spine by a gentle mineral nuance. Finishes fruity and broad, with a touch of white pepper adding lift and cut.
Pairing Notes: Zestos Garnacha pairs well with just about any type of food: pizza, panini sandwiches, pulled pork sliders, fajitas, cheese quesadillas, pastrami and corned beef sandwiches. This is an excellent wine to sip without food, as well.
Carbon Neutral Certified Vine to Glass