Cerro Amurdi Clarete
60% pinot noir, 30% garnatxa and 10% of a verdejo, riesling, chardonnay blend



The organically grown Cerro Amurdi vineyard is located in the valley surrounding Pamplona and was planted in 2010. The Cerro Amurdi wines are the only one originating from this valley, so they are somewhat unique.

A clarete differs from a rosé by the winemaking. While a rosé could be defined as a red wine made like a white wine, a clarete is a blend of white and red grapes made like a red since it uses skin maceration to a certain extent, but the grapes are pressed directly prior to maceration.

Here, Luis harvests in small 16kg crates, presses the grapes directly and proceed with a short 3-4 hours maceration. The garnatxa is fermented separately from the pinot noir and white grapes in stainless steel vats..

Bottling was done without clarification nor filtration, with minimal intervention. 14 mg/L free SO2.


Vintage 2022

  • There are 1.2 hectares of “exotic” varieties in Cerro Amurdi, close to his winery, so he made a quaffable “clarete,” the 2022 Cerro Amurdi Clarete.
    It’s a blend of around 60% Pinot Noir, 30% Garnacha and 10% white varieties (Verdejo, Chardonnay, Riesling) that fermented after the direct pressing
    of the bunches and was bottled after four months with the lees in stainless steel. It has 13% alcohol and very good freshness. It has a bright salmon color and is clean and tasty, with some austerity and a serious, dry palate with a slightly reductive character that, to me, makes it much more serious.
    600 bottles were filled in Mach 2023. Drink 2023-2026.

    91 pts — Luis Gutiérrez, The Wine Advocate (Apr. 13, 2023)