This, our second vintage, made from old vine Verdeja from the municipality of Pollos, has just been released.
2015 was hot though not nearly as dry as 2017 and the grapes ripened perfectly following a very long but totally healthy vegetative cycle.
Selective irrigation, as per this year’s vintage, therefore played an important part in ensuring homogenous ripening not least because this was a year in which the all-important difference between our day/night temperatures during the maturation period was not differentiated enough and natural freshness and brightness of aromas and flavours was by no means the order of the day.
Yet again, with conditions against us, we are therefore most pleased with the balance we achieved: fundamentally good acidity but low PH.
Alcoholic fermentation was effected in stainless steel on the basis of purely wild yeasts followed by some 10 months in a combination of 500 litre French oak butts and a variety of ceramic amphorae made largely from our local clay.
Less exuberant aromatically than its predecessor, our 2015 is nonetheless much more subtle with pronounced minerality, and we think it will be a great one to cellar. It achieved 94 points in Peñín Guide.