Red- 2019 Alfredo Maestro 'El Marciano' Ribera del Duero, Spain
Full bodied Garnacha from Ribera del Duero in Northern Spain.
Natural wine, organic fruit, no added sulphites, full bodied, deep, fruity and slightly smoky. Like all his wines, it's slightly rustic, but full of energy!
Alfredo Maestro Tejero’s vineyards are located within the Ribera del Duero D.O., but Alfredo prefers not to participate in the D.O., so the wines are Vino de la Tierra de Castillo y León. His are completely natural wines, with no sulphur added in the vineyard or the winery, and the wines are bottled without fining or filtration. All vineyard treatments are natural, and many of them follow biodynamic practices. One of his plots, which spawns El Marciano, has 70-year-old vines on granitic soils lying at an incredible 1,150 metres elevation.