2019 Raul Calle "Naturi T", Sierra de Gredos, Spain

£28.00

Grapes: Tempranillo.
Formerly Diabolesa, now Raul and Laura are making a Cuvée for each grape. T is named after Tempranillo from the Tietar valley near Ávila, where it works really well, differently from Garnacha in the Gredos.

Location: Tietar Valley (Ávila).
Size: 1.5 hectare.
Age: planted around 1995.
Soils: granite sands and granite mother rock a few centimetres from the surface.
Exposition: hillside with south-east orientation.
Altitude: 825m.
Training: trellis
Farming: organic.
Average yield hl/ha: 10.
Climate: continental, hot summers, dry.

Winemaking

Hand harvested. 100% destemmed bunches crushed. Fermented with its own indigenous yeasts in mix of plastic tank and open barrel. No correction or adding was done. After 15 days, it was pressed with a manual press and racked afterwards to used American oak barrels, where it aged for 4 months. Bottled without filtering or stabilization, it there will be some deposits in bottle.

Vintage notes 2019
Yield hl/ha: 10
Date Harvested: last week August
Bottles produced: 650
Date bottled: April 2020
Alcohol %: 13.65
SO2 Total mg/l: < 10
Tasting: super ripe, pure, energetic cassis fruit, very lively.