From one of our favorite winemakers, Alfredo Maestro does it again. This time with this affordable gem.
"Vina Almate" is the first wine that Alfredo made (named after himself: Al-Ma-Te) and is his entry-level Duero wine. This cuvee is made from fruit sourced from various plots of Tinto Fino (Tempranillo), vine ages ranging from 15-60 years old located, in Gredos-Valtiendas at 1,000 meters elevation, as well as Peñafiel, at 700 meters. Limestone, alluvial and clay soils.
Wild red fruits, powerful aromatic nose, dark cherry, tobacco, dried fig. screams CDP. Dense, deep and fresh.
region: Penafiel, Ribera del Duero, Castilla y Leon, Spain
style: medium-full bodied red
farming/cellar: ambient yeast, fermented in steel vat with 12-15 days of maceration, 100% stem inclusion, and raised over winter with one racking: unfined, unfiltered, and no added SO2.
pairing: great with milk fed lamb or Duck 2x ways or Eggplant Parmesan.