With the disappearance of most red varieties due to phylloxera at the end of the 19th century, the only indigenous variety left was the Romé grape, very scarce and traditionally used to colour white wines. In the early 90s of the last century, at the initiative of the Regional Government of Andalusia, red varieties were planted in an attempt to recover some of the red wines that existed before the phylloxera outbreak. The varieties were chosen according to their suitability to the different soils and microclimates: as a result the Petit Verdot, Syrah, Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon were the varieties chosen for the Montes de Málaga hills and Sierra de Camarolos range.
- D.O: SIERRAS DE MALAGA
- Harvest: 2016
- Type: Red wine
- Variety:60% PETIT VERDOT, 20% SYRAH, 20% TEMPRANILLO
- Alc: 14º
- Presentation: 750 ml Bordeaux bottle with One by One natural cork closure in a wooden box with 6 bottles stored on their sides. Manual sealing with wax.
The Cortijo de La Fresneda at 850 m above sea level in the Sierra de Camarolos range which comprises 4.5 Ha of vines planted 11 years ago and the Lagar de Vadillo with 3 Ha of vines at 900 m above sea level planted 30 years ago on the Cerro del Moro hill in the Montes de Málaga range. Pedro Ximénez grapes are also grown in the latter vineyard. Both are rainfed vineyards on trellises and slopes, which are especially pronounced on the Cerro del Moro (46%). The proximity of these vineyards to the Mediterranean Sea clearly defines the character of this wine.
Due to the poverty of the soil the yields are very low (2000 kg/Ha).
Ruby red colour, clean and bright with a medium intensity layer. On the nose, floral hints of violets and intense ripe red and black fruit indicating a young wine, when swirled there are balsamic notes, hints of menthol and light roasted notes and very subtle spices that give it great aromatic complexity; very intense and fresh on the nose even though it is young, with a great deal of potential for development.
On the palate it is fresh, dry on entry and vivacious as it passes through with very good acidity and fruity flavours of high intensity, very juicy. Moderate and polished tannins, medium body and a long finish, in which it reminds us of that blend of ripe fruits, flowers and spices.