Alfredo Maestro - "Perdigon" Pet Nat Método Ancestral 2020 750 ML (11.5% ABV)
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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.
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.
Perdigon comes from a parcel of young Pinot Noir (that's right!)at 300m on limestone close to the Mediterranean 100km north of Valencia, along with a small amount of old bush vine Garnacha Tintorerawhich Alfredo uses for his Amanda rosado.
Pretty, elegant, sure expression of the grapes, delicious tingling from the natural Fizz, yellow plum, strawberry, peach chew, dry finish.
region: Tejero Appellation VdT Castilla y León, Spain
varietals: 95% garnacha tintorera/ 5% pinot noir
style: Rosé pét-nat
farming & cellar: Grapes are hand-harvested and direct pressed into steel vat for primary fermentation and bottled before fermentation goes completely dry in the método ancestral style, without any fining, filtering or SO2, finishing secondary fermentation on fine lees for 9 months.
MediteSoil Calcareous, Alluvial Elevation 350-750 meters Vine Age 18-73 years Pruning Espaldera, En Vaso Farming Practicing Organic Production 250 cases
pairing: soft and funky cheeses like mahón, ibores, and queso de la serena