One of David Sampedro Gil’s projects under the DSG Brand.
Vineyard: Located in San Martín de Unx, Navarra, Spain. David being curious, he does not limit himself only to Rioja. His quest to explore local indigenous varieties, and the possibility to make minimum intervention biodynamic wines that express the terroir, took him to Navarra to help Australian winemaker Dan Standish. He became fascinated by the old Garnacha vines he discovered on the slopes and ravines in San Martín de Unx.
Appellation: D.O. Navarra.
Varietal: 100% Garnacha
Harvest and Production: At the village cooperative, he produces this wine from vines older than 70 years, planted at an altitude of 700 m. This high altitude means colder nights that help grapes cool down at night and retain their nutrients. After two bleedings, the grapes are macerated for 20 days, pressed, and the resulting juice undergoes alcoholic fermentation and malolactic conversion in 4 to 5 year-old French oak barrels. Depending on the vintage, the wine is then aged during 12 to 16 months in old oak barrels.
- 91 pts — The Wine Advocate
- 93 pts — Decanter