Alfredo Maestro, is a Rock Star "Natural" winemaker practicing organic in Ribéro del Dúero, when I met him he definitely has passion and vigor of innovative natural winemaking techniques. A force to reconned with at the moment and in the future.
Alfredo Maestro is a winemaker who defies and challenges the norms when it comes to winemaking. He understands that a wine must reflect where it comes from. He therefore eliminates the use of exogenous elements (i.e sulphur, acids, filters and stabilizers). According to Alfredo Maestro, he only really needs three elements to create a wine: the grapes, well-kept vines and healthy soils.
His winemaking laboratory in Peñefiel, a Medieval wine making hamlet complete with a Castle that Don Quioxte probably fought his ghosts at the gates of the moat right on the Ribéro del Dúero River which to my chagrin was very unassuming but the Castle is quite impressive and un-breached citadel.
This exciting cuvée, exhibits a sexy expression of Garnacha, with perfumed aromas of cherry and rosemary. Aromatic, earthy and nice purple fruit with flavors of silky pomegranate juice and red currants. A simply delicious and balanced red wine. Dry, low tannins but nice grip.
varietal: of 100% Garnacha
region: Peñalfiel, Castilla y léon, Ribéro del Dúero, Spain
style: crunchy red
From a single plot at 1,200m elevation (in the village of Navarredondilla) of 100+ year old vines planted in decomposed granite. 30% whole cluster. Vinified in steel. The mountain range in Castilla y Leon north of Madrid, Gredos has an allure of interest regarding folklore alien sightings that make the "blood of the grape" journey even more enticing, mysterious and intriguing.
Note: organic-biodynamic unfiltered unfined no added so2