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Vinadores de Gredos
La Sorpresa Garnacha Crianza
Saca 2018
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: Softly sour and oxidative nose with subtle black cooked fruits. Leather; figs and prunes and earthy spice. Fresh; bright and young ; with great acidity and complexity . Looooooonnnngggg
Winemaking Detail: 60-80 year old vines. Destemmed and fermented with skin contact for 2 days at 21C. Transfer to Amphoras with air gap for 4 5 years in order to oxidize. Flor formed and remains. No battonage. Wine drawn off with 3 4 year old wine replacing it.
Features Fig Damson Leather Nutty Earthy

Features Damson, Earthy, Fig, Leather, Long, Nutty,
Tasting note Softly sour and oxidative nose with subtle black cooked fruits. Leather, figs and prunes and earthy spice. Fresh, bright and young , with great acidity and complexity . Looooooonnnngggg
Drink with
Casseroles, Hard cheese, Nut loaf,

Wine details

Country Spain
Region Gredos
Producer Vinadores de Gredos
Wine Name La Sorpresa Garnacha Crianza
Style Special & Rare
Vintage Saca 2018
Main Grape Garnacha
Other Grapes
Size 12 x 75cl
Closure Cork with wax
A.B.V. 15.5%
Production 600
Aging 4-5 year old wine aged in Solera system
Soil Pizarra topsoil on sand
Time to drink Now - 2027
Winemaking Detail 60-80 year old vines. Destemmed and fermented with skin contact for 2 days at 21C. Transfer to Amphoras with air gap for 4 5 years in order to oxidize. Flor formed and remains. No battonage. Wine drawn off with 3 4 year old wine replacing it.

VDG04NVRW
Vinadores de Gredos
La Sorpresa Garnacha Crianza
Saca 2018
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: Softly sour and oxidative nose with subtle black cooked fruits. Leather; figs and prunes and earthy spice. Fresh; bright and young ; with great acidity and complexity . Looooooonnnngggg
Winemaking Detail: 60-80 year old vines. Destemmed and fermented with skin contact for 2 days at 21C. Transfer to Amphoras with air gap for 4 5 years in order to oxidize. Flor formed and remains. No battonage. Wine drawn off with 3 4 year old wine replacing it.
Features Fig Damson Leather Nutty Earthy

Features Damson, Earthy, Fig, Leather, Long, Nutty,
Tasting note Softly sour and oxidative nose with subtle black cooked fruits. Leather, figs and prunes and earthy spice. Fresh, bright and young , with great acidity and complexity . Looooooonnnngggg
Drink with
Casseroles, Hard cheese, Nut loaf,

Wine details

Country Spain
Region Gredos
Producer Vinadores de Gredos
Wine Name La Sorpresa Garnacha Crianza
Style Special & Rare
Vintage Saca 2018
Main Grape Garnacha
Other Grapes
Size 12 x 75cl
Closure Cork with wax
A.B.V. 15.5%
Production 600
Aging 4-5 year old wine aged in Solera system
Soil Pizarra topsoil on sand
Time to drink Now - 2027
Winemaking Detail 60-80 year old vines. Destemmed and fermented with skin contact for 2 days at 21C. Transfer to Amphoras with air gap for 4 5 years in order to oxidize. Flor formed and remains. No battonage. Wine drawn off with 3 4 year old wine replacing it.