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VDG0516RW
Vinadores de Gredos
Cuesta del Tejar
2016
Gredos
Organic Farming
Wild yeasts
Low Sulphur
Vegan

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The wine region of Sierra de Gredos, about a 90 minute drive west of Madrid, is found around its namesake mountain range where it enjoys a warm continental climate at around 650-1200 meters high. Here its ancient winemaking culture has been reawakened by a new young crowd making their mark on the international wine scene. Predominantly growing organically with no added yeasts and using huge oak barrels and tinajas (clay jars), they make wines from old vine Garnaha and Albillo in sandy, slate and granatic soil. Though the Garnacha here tends to be more acidic and tannic, having evolved on these higher granatic soils they age well and can have an ethereal, almost Burgundian finesse, developing tertiary notes of forest floor and mushrooms.

Ruben Diaz is born and bred in Cebreros, Avila, one of the principal villages at the forefront of the Gredos wine reawakening. And he, like his much more celebrated and better known peer Dani Landi, is one of the emblematic winemakers of the area. He believes that Garnacha is a part of his DNA. It was back in 1999 when the rights to their land were about to be sold that Ruben went to check out the vines. He's never been involved but studied, learnt from others and fell in love with Gredos Garnacha. He is interested in keeping wine keeping as it has been done for 100's of years , with minimal intervention to truly express the exact state of the soil, the winemaker, the vineyard and the weather to the glass. He doesn't use a single non-organic solution. "I'm happy with my work, and they say that it always shows in the results".

Tasting note: Dark; powerful and dry nose (the fruit takes time to show itself) with dusty black fruit; slate / black minerality; violets and perfumed fruit. Very fine tannins with notes of game; blackberries; black pepper; sweet spice and an intense long finish full of mouthwatering acidity.
Winemaking Detail: 82 year old vines. Destemmed and very gently pressed and lightly extracted. Fermented in SST at 26 degrees. Lees decanted; temperature stabilisation and bottled without filtering.
Features Blackberry Pepper Violets Mineral Dusty

Features Big tannins, Blackberry, Dusty, Mineral, Pepper, Violets,
Tasting note Dark, powerful and dry nose (the fruit takes time to show itself) with dusty black fruit, slate / black minerality, violets and perfumed fruit. Very fine tannins with notes of game, blackberries, black pepper, sweet spice and an intense long finish full of mouthwatering acidity.
Drink with
Beef Wellington, Hard cheese, Venison,

Wine details

Country Spain
Region Gredos
Producer Vinadores de Gredos
Wine Name Cuesta del Tejar
Style Red
Vintage 2016
Main Grape Garnacha
Other Grapes
Size 12 x 75cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 14.5%
Production 2000
Aging 9 months in 3rd use French Oak with fine lees
Soil Shistous slope
Time to drink Now - 2030
Winemaking Detail 82 year old vines. Destemmed and very gently pressed and lightly extracted. Fermented in SST at 26 degrees. Lees decanted, temperature stabilisation and bottled without filtering.

VDG0516RW
Vinadores de Gredos
Cuesta del Tejar
2016
Gredos
Organic Farming
Wild yeasts
Low Sulphur
Vegan

The wine region of Sierra de Gredos, about a 90 minute drive west of Madrid, is found around its namesake mountain range where it enjoys a warm continental climate at around 650-1200 meters high. Here its ancient winemaking culture has been reawakened by a new young crowd making their mark on the international wine scene. Predominantly growing organically with no added yeasts and using huge oak barrels and tinajas (clay jars), they make wines from old vine Garnaha and Albillo in sandy, slate and granatic soil. Though the Garnacha here tends to be more acidic and tannic, having evolved on these higher granatic soils they age well and can have an ethereal, almost Burgundian finesse, developing tertiary notes of forest floor and mushrooms.

Ruben Diaz is born and bred in Cebreros, Avila, one of the principal villages at the forefront of the Gredos wine reawakening. And he, like his much more celebrated and better known peer Dani Landi, is one of the emblematic winemakers of the area. He believes that Garnacha is a part of his DNA. It was back in 1999 when the rights to their land were about to be sold that Ruben went to check out the vines. He's never been involved but studied, learnt from others and fell in love with Gredos Garnacha. He is interested in keeping wine keeping as it has been done for 100's of years , with minimal intervention to truly express the exact state of the soil, the winemaker, the vineyard and the weather to the glass. He doesn't use a single non-organic solution. "I'm happy with my work, and they say that it always shows in the results".

Tasting note: Dark; powerful and dry nose (the fruit takes time to show itself) with dusty black fruit; slate / black minerality; violets and perfumed fruit. Very fine tannins with notes of game; blackberries; black pepper; sweet spice and an intense long finish full of mouthwatering acidity.
Winemaking Detail: 82 year old vines. Destemmed and very gently pressed and lightly extracted. Fermented in SST at 26 degrees. Lees decanted; temperature stabilisation and bottled without filtering.
Features Blackberry Pepper Violets Mineral Dusty

Features Big tannins, Blackberry, Dusty, Mineral, Pepper, Violets,
Tasting note Dark, powerful and dry nose (the fruit takes time to show itself) with dusty black fruit, slate / black minerality, violets and perfumed fruit. Very fine tannins with notes of game, blackberries, black pepper, sweet spice and an intense long finish full of mouthwatering acidity.
Drink with
Beef Wellington, Hard cheese, Venison,

Wine details

Country Spain
Region Gredos
Producer Vinadores de Gredos
Wine Name Cuesta del Tejar
Style Red
Vintage 2016
Main Grape Garnacha
Other Grapes
Size 12 x 75cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 14.5%
Production 2000
Aging 9 months in 3rd use French Oak with fine lees
Soil Shistous slope
Time to drink Now - 2030
Winemaking Detail 82 year old vines. Destemmed and very gently pressed and lightly extracted. Fermented in SST at 26 degrees. Lees decanted, temperature stabilisation and bottled without filtering.