Bernabeleva Navaherreros Tinto 2018
The 2015 Navaherreros Garnacha de Bernabeleva was sourced from different plots of old vines from their own organically farmed vineyards on sandy granite soils at varying altitudes between 700 and 840 meters altitude. It fermented with indigenous yeasts with part of full clusters in 5,000- and 10,000-liter oak vats followed by one year in oak barrels of different sizes. As I often see in the whites from Albillo, this warmer year somehow produced a fresher wine here, with a sensation of harmony and subtleness I didn't see in 2014, which on paper was a cooler vintage. But, sometimes in cooler vintages grapes ripen slowly and burn more acidity. Floral and aromatic, this is delicious, with silky tannins, deep flavors and a long finish. It's amazing how tasty the finish can get with these granite soils. 26,000 bottles produced.