Zerberos El Altar 2016
The El Altar is one of Daniel's single vineyard cuvees. The vines at this site near El Barraco are between 65 and 90 years old, and are planted on granitic soils with a Northern exposure. This, along with the altitude, helps to retain freshness in the wine.
Made in a very minimalistic way, the grapes are double selected, before de-stemming and fermenting naturally. The wine is aged in 600L French barrels for 1 year, and is bottled without fining or filtration.
This is a light and immensely elegant wine, exhibiting garnacha fruit beautifully entwined with herbs and spices.
Bottle Size: 750ml
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Units per Bottle: 10.9
PDO/PGI Status: Vino Tinto
Pack Size: 6
Wine Type: Red
Closure Type: Cork
El Altar is a singular Garnacha, from old vines planted on granitic sandy soils with large chunks of quartz, north-facing at 800 meters near the town of El Barraco in the Sierra de Gredos. Daniel Ramos is one of a handful of Gredos producers with a formidable understanding of and respect for the profound and varied terroirs of the region. In a region full of brilliant Garnachas, El Altar is particularly purely red-fruited, from one of the coolest parts of the region, with strawberry, cherry, red currant, and raspberry preserves, interwoven with rock rose, bergamot, resinous thyme, wild flower honey, and rainwater.