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85% Garnacha Blanca & 15% Malvar
Sierra de Gredos Méntrida DO, Spain
This orange wine has an intense and complex nose with notes of rooibos, mandarin oranges and orange zest, candied oranges, yellow apple and hazelnuts. The palate is tart and fruity, invigorating with flavors of oranges, grapefruit, cherries, some sherry, herbs and various nuts on the finish. Goes very well with pasta with porcini mushrooms.
65 year old vines, 600 meters in altitude, granita & sandy soils, manual harvest, fermentation in stainless steel tanks, aged in French oak barrels, indigenous yeasts, no filtering/fining.
Bodegas Jiménez-Landi is a modern winery boutique from Spain, in love with the nature and its fruits, fully respectful with the environment, and committed with the community. All the vineyards are 100% organic in balance with the local flora and landscape and personally supervised by the prestigious winemaker José B. Jiménez-Landi. The winery is pioneering in Spain in end-to-end product traceability, from the vineyard to the consumer.
The small estate is located in Méntrida and is in an old typical Toledana house where the oldest part, the cave, dates to the 16th century and was used by their ancestors to elaborate wine in clay vats. With romantic 16th century gardens, the estate has always been linked to the family, and the family always linked to winemaking and viticulture.
Bodegas Jiménez-Landi is now a modern boutique-winery belonging to the Spain ́s Appellation of Origin “DOP Méntrida-Toledo”, one of the oldest in the country. The winery produces limited number of artisan wines following organic agriculture applying innovation and technology.
COLD PRE-MACERATION FOR 4 DAYS. ALCOHOLIC FERMENTATION WITH INDIGENOUS YEASTS AND CONTROLLED TEMPERATURE AT 15 DEGREES IN STAINLESS STEEL TANKS. SELECTION TABLE. MACERATION FOR 2 DAYS WITH SKINS OF ALL VARIETIES TOGETHER. PRESSED AND RACKED AFTER 24 HOURS.
TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.30
Biodynamic. Organic. A "natural" wine.
Wine of the Month for February 2023
By the Glass: $5/2 oz pour