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Vinadores de Gredos
Escalera
2018
Gredos
Organic Farming
Wild yeasts
Low Sulphur
Vegan

Regular price £18.45

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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: Sweet; ripe; fresh black fruit nose with bitter chocolate; figs; kirsch and a touch of liquoirce. The palate offers more dark red fruit; with cooked red cherries; strawberries and cranberries. There is a mineral edge with that is sweet; velvety and elegant. It is juicy with a lovely high acidity finish of redcurrant and summer berries. Fine dusty tannins.
Winemaking Detail: 60-80 year old vines. Destemmed; pressed and fermented in SST with skin contact for 30 days. Aged in two year old used French Oak for 9 months with its fine lees. Bottled without filtering.
Features Red-cherry Cranberry Liquorice Bright Mineral

Features Bright, Cranberry, High acidity, Liquorice, Mineral, Red cherry,
Tasting note Sweet, ripe, fresh black fruit nose with bitter chocolate, figs, kirsch and a touch of liquoirce. The palate offers more dark red fruit, with cooked red cherries, strawberries and cranberries. There is a mineral edge with that is sweet, velvety and elegant. It is juicy with a lovely high acidity finish of redcurrant and summer berries. Fine dusty tannins.
Drink with
Game, Hoisin duck, Venison,

Wine details

Country Spain
Region Gredos
Producer Vinadores de Gredos
Wine Name Escalera
Style Red
Vintage 2018
Main Grape Garnacha
Other Grapes
Size 12 x 75cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 14.5%
Production 3000
Aging 9 months in 3rd use French Oak with fine lees
Soil Granite topsoil on sand
Time to drink Now - 2025
Winemaking Detail 60-80 year old vines. Destemmed, pressed and fermented in SST with skin contact for 30 days. Aged in two year old used French Oak for 9 months with its fine lees. Bottled without filtering.