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Daniel Ramos Zerberos El Altar 2014

Daniel Ramos Zerberos El Altar 2014

100% Garnacha. After discovering the potential of the various terroirs of the Sierra de Gredos (home to one of the highest peaks of mainland Spain), Daniel Ramos and his wife Pepi established themselves in the town of El Tiemblo. Daniel Ramos has been making wines there since 2010 with traditional winemaking techniques in the cellar so that they representing the specific terroirs and altitudes/expositions of each of his vineyards. We've said it before and we'll say it again, Sierra de Gredos is one of the most exciting wine regions in the whole world and the Garnacha's here is unlike what one would expect from this well-known grape. We absolutely adore this region and its producers. Daniel's Garnacha vines range from 50- to 100-year-old and are planted on decomposed granitic sand and/or slate schists, on beautiful steep slopes at around 800-950 meters of altitude with different sun expositions. El Altar is a single-vineyard Garnacha, from old vines planted on granitic sandy soils with large chunks of quartz, north-facing at 800 meters. Filled with red fruit and mountain herbs, this wine has freshness, drinkability but it is also completely balanced. A simply magical wine. Sierra de Gredos is a region to watch out for and Daniel is one of its leading lights. We can't recommend the wines enough.

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SKU: 1736995201400750
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Garnacha
Appellation
Gredos
Robert Parker
92
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
"There are four single vineyard wines now, El Altar, Los Chorrancos (El Tiemblo), Llano Toledo and Galayo. Of these, I tasted the new 2014 Zerberos El Altar, which is pure Garnacha from the village of El Barraco in Ávila. The vines are old, with one part being 60 years of age and another 80, all on granite-based soils. The destemmed and crushed grapes fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged in two 600-liter demi-muids for 12 months. This follows the more elegant style of previous vintages of Los Chorrancos, with a floral nose and ripe red cherries. The violets make a strong comeback in the palate, coupled with a clear imprint from the granite soils in the shape of texture. This is tasty and long, with balance, ripe without excess, keeping the freshness, perhaps with a volatile touch that lifts it up." - Luis Gutierrez
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