About: named after the grape and the word for bad or ungracious, in reference to the variety, often looked down on as a “little, local” grape. It’s a vibrant and energetic skin contact white, so expect some orange, fermented in open oak barrels and plastic and aged in amphora, only 600 bottles.
Location: Tajuña Valley (Madrid).
Size: 1 hectare.
Age: planted around 1955.
Soils: clays, limestones and plasters.
Exposition: hillsides with south and east orientation.
Average yield hl/ha: 10.
Climate: continental, hot summers, dry.
Hand harvested. Whole bunches were de-stemmed and the berries put into open barrels and fiber food buckets for alcoholic fermentation by indigenous yeasts, no correction or adding was done. It’s pressed after 20 days skin contact, then racked to amphorae to age for three months. One last racking to a stainless steel deposit is done in order to remove impurities and solid waste by decanting, then it’s bottled without filtering or stabilisation, so it is usual and normal, during bottle life, that some precipitations occur.
Vintage notes 2018
Date Harvested: first week October.
Bottles produced: 600.
Date bottled: February 2019.
Alcohol %: 13.
SO2 Total mg/l: < 5.
Tasting: super ripe lemon and pear fruit, with salty acidity, a waxy texture, great freshness.
Vintage notes 2019
Yield hl/ha: 10
Date Harvested: second week September
Bottles produced: 1050
Date bottled: April 2020
Alcohol %: 13.53
SO2 Total mg/l: < 10
Tasting: lovely aromas of apple, peach, white pepper, jasmin, gentle and waxy soft on palate, yet intense and long, with growing salty acidity.