Appellation: Vino de la Tierra de Cadiz
About: Socaire also comes from the Matalián vineyard and is named after the two strong headwinds in Chiclana that influence the fruit, being the hot levante and the cooling poniente, or easterly and westerly, both of which winds can blow at 80km/h. The wine comes from the oldest vines and is fermented and aged in 500L sherry barrels.
Location: Matalián vineyard just 500m inland from the cellar in Chiclana
Size: 8 ha
Age: planted around 1940
Exposition: a gentle south-facing slope
Altitude: 50 to 80m
Training: on wire
Farming philosophy: organic with minimal intervention
Average yield hl/ha: 40
Climate: Mediterranean with strong Atlantic influence
Pressed slowly, gently direct to ferment in 500L used sherry barrels without any temperature control, with wild yeasts. The malo happens naturally and it doesn’t lose any freshness. The wine stays on its lees in barrel for two years, topped up, no flor. It’s bottled unfined, unfiltered.
Vintage Notes 2019
Date harvested: late August
Yield hl/ha: 40
Date bottled: April 2022
Bottles produced: 15,000
Alcohol %: 12,5
SO2 Total mg/L: 120
Tasting: very salty and almost grippy, structured yet airy, cool, complex with kaffir lime, hazelnuts, dried flowers, apricots, cacao and coffee, tastes like a Fino but lighter, livelier. Quite majestic.