Appellation: Vino de España.
Cuvée: Alba.
Colour: White.
Grapes: Albillo.
About: From local grape variety Albillo Real (or Royal), from one hectare of vines planted around 1960.

Vines

Location: 1 km from El Tiemblo in the Gredos region.
Size ha: 1.
Age: vines planted around 1960.
Soils: granite and sandy.
Exposition: North.
Altitude: 750m.
Training: Gobelet.
Farming: Organically grown without need for treatment in most years, given the climate in which diseases like mildew don’t take hold. The vineyards are alive with biodiversity of flora, fauna and microbial life, grasses and flowers are allowed to live and flourish, with only those around the vine cut back. This protects the topsoil from erosion from wind and rain (if any) and evaporation of moisture.
Average yield hl/ha: 20.
Climate: hot in summer, cold in winter, low rainfall.

Winemaking

Bunches are crushed by hand and poured into a stainless steel tank. After 3 days they’re pressed manually in a small basket press and put into amphora to finish ferment. It stays in amphora until bottling after 4-6 months. There are no additives whatsoever, no added yeasts, no sulfites, and no clarification or filtration. Corks and closure are also 100% natural.

Vintage notes 2017
Yield hl/ha: 20.
Harvested: August.
Bottles produced: 2,000.
Date bottled: 2018-02.
Alcohol %: 14.35.
SO2 Total: 5.
Tasting: .

Vintage notes 2018
Tasting: Inox has aromas of black tea, fresh lemon and peach with viscous texture, low acid but lively. Fun. Fruity. Typically Fabio. Tinaja is more earthy, more floral, with peach melon notes, and a broader, softer texture, more energy. The pair blended together brings best of both worlds.

Vintage notes 2019
Yield hl/ha: 30
Harvested: August 8/9
Bottles produced: 3,000
Date bottled: 2020-03
Alcohol %: 12.11
SO2 Total: < 5
Tasting: this has a wonderful nose of exotic fruits, black pepper, beeswax and hazelnuts or walnuts, it’s fresh, surprisingly precise.