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Daniel Ramos Zerberos del Tiemblo Los Chorrancos 2013

Daniel Ramos Zerberos del Tiemblo Los Chorrancos 2013

Almost 100% Garnacha with small amounts of other grapes. 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. For Los Chorrancos, the parcel was planted in 1936 and it was fermented with 15% whole cluster. Everything is a minimal intervention with no fining or filtering with the result being an ethereal wine that will make you melt into whatever chair you're sitting in. 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: 1969027201300750
Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Garnacha
Appellation
Gredos
Robert Parker
93
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
"My favourite last year repeats now with the 2013 Zerberos del Tiemblo Los Chorrancos, a wine with a different profile to most of the others produced at this address. El Tiemblo, the village in the province of Ávila where this plot of vines planted in 1936, is one of the few places in the Gredos Mountains where you find slate. As most of the ancient vineyards, there is a field blend, mostly Garnacha Tinta, but also some Garnacha Tintorera, Garnacha Gris, Morenillo (Rufete) and even Villanueva (a white variety). Around 15% of the clusters are left whole while the rest of the grapes are destemmed and crushed. The fermentation lasted some 20 days and there was a post-fermentative maceration of 75 days, after which the wine was transferred to one 500- and one 600-liter barrel where it matured for one year before is was sulfured and bottled. The nose is floral and fresh, with perfectly ripened red fruit and something earthy, aromatic and subtle, quite complex for its young age. The palate is medium-bodied with fantastic balance and a lively acidity that gives it freshness and length. I find this irresistible." - Luis Gutierrez
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