APPELATION: DO Tierra de Leon
VARIETALS: 100% Prieto Picudo
WINEMAKER: Noelia de Paz
ABOUT THE WINE: Vineyard 25 year old vines, dry farmed vineyards, non-cert. organic. Tierra de Leon is one of the windiest growing regions in Spain, and that affects the grapes through the development of thick skins. Alluvial clay soils allow for good water retention, although
the region sees very little rain < 20 inch/year. Poor nutrient profile in the soil means little green harvesting is needed to naturally achieve 2-3 tons per acre.
TASTING NOTES: Inky, bloody red. Cinnamin, pencil lead, graphite, smoke (not oak related), deep red fruit, not lifted, pure. Medium bodied, good acidity, balanced tannins and purity on the palate. Iron-y on the palate. Doesn’t have serious length or weight, but it’s purity is charming