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Las Moradas de San Martín Initio

 

 100% Garnacha

Place Name   Wines of Madrid

 

Las Moradas de San Martín is a romantic project to recover garnacha's environment and its purest essence throughout their wines.

 

75 cl Bottle

Units
13,25 €/unit
TAXES included

Detailed description

Varieties

100% Garnacha.

Harvest

Manual harvest into small boxes followed by hand selection on sorting table. The 2008 harvest was characterised by a mild winter, a wet and rainy spring and a fresh summer, the last factor being similar to the 2007 harvest but unusual in the region. The spring rains, together with further downpours in June, resulted in coulure (the failure of grapes to develop after flowering) which significantly reduced grape yields. However, the soil’s excellent drainage and the typical fresh breezes of the estate ensured good conditions in the vineyard. The summer was dry, but thanks to water reserves accumulated in spring and the depth of the roots, the well-established vines were able to develop well and, although there were few grapes, the harvest was of exceptional quality. Gentle summer temperatures resulted in a slow ripening process to reach the optimum degree of alcohol and phenolic balance; of great importance for a variety such as Garnacha.

Vinification

The grapes were selected by plot and underwent cold pre-fermentation maceration in tanks for a week. This was followed by natural fermentation using yeast present in the grapes over a period of three weeks, without any additives or corrective measures being used. Once malolactic fermentation had taken place, the wine underwent ageing in French oak barrels for a total of 14 months, and was later blended to achieve the required coupage. The wine was bottled without filtering or clarification.

Tasting Notes

Clean and bright with deep cherry red colour giving way to an attractive crimson tinge at the rim.

The Garnacha is clearly distinguishable on the nose, a variety with great aromatic complexity. Subtly sweet aromas reveal blackberry jam, prunes, orange blossom, liquorice and cocoa alonside a variety of wild, aromatic plants on a mineral background.

On the palate it is lively, elegant, mouth-filling and structured with a deep, lingering persistence that makes it unique. Perfect as an accompaniment to all kinds of meat, stews, casseroles, cured meats, cheese, tuna, rice and pasta.

Other interesting data

The winery sits at a height of 870m above sea level, on the fringes of the Sierra de Gredos, in the unique landscape of San Martín de Valdeiglesias to the south-east of Madrid. Twenty-one hectares of vineyards surround the winery, and boast impressive old Garnacha vines. They sit in fine-gravel soil, granite in origin, and face up to an austere climate, resulting in low grape yield.

Alcohol Content

14.5%

Drinking Temperature

 16º - 18º