Alfredo Maestro - "El Rey del Glam" 2020 750 ML (14% ABV)
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El Rey del Glam made in Castilla y Leónproduced by theAlfredo Maestro.
Exclusively 100% Garnacha - practicing organic
The grapes come from two different estates owned by the winery: Navarrendondilla, situated in the province of Ávila 1,100 meters above sea level, and Peñafiel (closer to Valladolid), situated between 700 and 920 meters above sea level by the Ribera del Duero River. The vineyards are home to granitic rock, sandy loam, clay and limestone soils.
According toAlfredo Maestro, he only really needs three elements to create a wine: the grapes, well-kept vines and healthy soils.
Tasting Notes: Beautiful purple fruits, unctuous stewed stone fruit, salty, blood of the grape, brambly, powerful red wine, herbaceous nose with notes of raspberry and Amarena cherry. Nutty Chocolate covered pomegranate on the palate.
The harvest is carried out manually. Once the grapes have arrived at the winery, they are incubated whole without being pressed or destemmed. The winemaking process begins with carbonic maceration, which is carried out in stainless steel tanks with native yeasts from the vineyards of the winery. The debourbage process is then carried out, followed by malolactic fermentation in the same tanks. Clarification and stabilization of the wine is done naturally. BeforeEl Rey del Glamis bottled, the wine is racked to eliminate possible impurities or solid residues.
Alfredo Maestrois 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).