Montilla, Córdoba A leader of the organisation Productores de Vinos Naturales, José was determined to re-discover the old winemaking traditions of his home town of Montilla, he began his project in 1999 and makes a stunning array of wonderfully creative wines from pedro ximenez, moscatel, tempranillo, syrah and recovered indigenous variety montepila.
His vineyards are farmed organically and he grows grass between his rows to prevent soil erosion. His wines are made simply of fermented juice with no additions, fining or filtration, the result is wines that are wholly expressive of variety, terroir and climate.
Tasting: A very rare 100% Pinot Noir from young vines in Andalucia by the wide-smiled and lovely natural winemaker, José Miguel Márquez, who de-stems the grapes and ages it briefly in tank. A crunchy mix of Autumn leaves, pink peppercorns, rose petals, this wine is light, chillable, with a faint hint at the rustic warmth of southern Spain while being pretty easy to drink. Organically grown, un-fined and unfiltered, no added sulphites.