Grapes: Grenache Noir.
About: the name means “child” in gypsy language so this wine is for their son Burno. It’s a gorgeous, complex rosado that fizzes with energy, fermented and aged in old American oak, only 600-1000 bottles, depending the year.
Location: Tietar Valley (Ávila).
Size: 1 hectare.
Age: planted around 1940.
Soils: granite sands and granite mother rock a few centimeters from the surface.
Exposition: hillsides with south and east orientation.
Average yield hl/ha: 10.
Climate: continental, hot summers, dry.
Hand harvested. Whole bunches directly pressed and the must fermented in used American oak barrels by indigenous yeasts, no correction or adding. Malolactic fermentation took place in the same barrels and ageing on its fine lees for 4 months. Several rackings carried out to remove impurities and solid residues by decantation, without filtering or stabilization, so it is usual and normal, during bottle life that there’ll be some desposits.
Vintage notes 2018
Date Harvested: second week September.
Bottles produced: 600.
Date bottled: February 2019.
Alcohol %: 14.35.
SO2 Total mg/l: < 5.
Tasting: a rush of orange, rose, red cherry and strawberry fruit, with a toasty underlay, great acidity to refresh and cleanse.
Vintage notes 2019
Yield hl/ha: 10
Date Harvested: last week August
Bottles produced: 1050
Date bottled: April 2020
Alcohol %: 14.48
SO2 Total mg/l: < 5
Tasting: wonderful, spicy, nutty, rich red cherry, raspberry, orange, zesty fruit, very refreshing, viscous and rich, some grip on the finish. Utterly individualistic Rosé.