Tart red fruit, berries, earth, white pepper
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Grapes are harvested manually and mechanically, then fermented and aged in stainless steel for 6 months. Only indigenous yeasts are used in fermentation.
Farming: Certified biodynamic
The Parra family’s pursuit came from the devotion of the three brothers (Francisco, Javier, and Luis) to find a sense of place in their home of La Mancha. They founded their property with the conviction to organically and biodynamically farm every vine under their care.
The Parra family works two large vineyards in La Mancha near the town of Las Messas (The Tables), totaling some 445 acres, or about 180 hectares. One of the vineyards is named Entresendas (Between Paths) and sits within the dried river bed. Entresendas benefits from the rich, alluvial soils, common to old river beds and perfect for the cultivation of grapes. The other vineyard is officially named Olla del Monte (Cooking Pan in the Mountain), but is known locally as the Cuesta Colorá because of the colorful scarpland soils of chalky clay covered in a fine layer of pebbles that hold the day’s heat well into the night.
For the Gulp/Hablo, the extremely gulpable wines, they tapped Juan Antonio Ponce of Bodegas Ponce to make the wine. With this partnership, they were able to create a wine that beats the competition without sacrificing on quality.
100% Garnacha (Grenache)
In the late 20th century, Grenache was the second most widely planted grape in the world, concentrating all over Spain and southern France. It is believed to have originated in Spain before being planted in the vineyard lands north and south of the Pyrenees, particularly in Roussillon, which at the time was ruled by Spain. To date, France has the world's largest Grenache presence, with over 216,000 acres in 2011 - more than any variety in the country except Merlot. Until recently, it has not been widely known as a drinking grape as it has historically been blended with other varieties with more structure. Grenache produces very fruity, rich wine with varying degrees of tannin depending on the degree of water used during farming.
Region: Castilla La Mancha
Castilla–La Mancha is an autonomous community of Spain. Comprising the provinces of Albacete, Ciudad Real, Cuenca, Guadalajara and Toledo, it was created in 1982. It is bordered by Castile and León, Madrid, Aragon, Valencia, Murcia, Andalusia, and Extremadura. It is one of the most sparsely populated of Spain's regions. It is mostly in this region where the story of the famous Spanish novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes is situated, due to which La Mancha is internationally well-known. Although La Mancha is a windswept, battered plateau, it remains a symbol of Spanish culture with its vineyards, sunflowers, mushrooms, olive plantations, windmills, Manchego cheese, and Don Quixote.
Tasting: Tart red fruit, berries, earth, white pepper
Pairing: Beef tacos, antipasto, sliders