Bodegas Altolandon, Enrosado de Altolandon, DO Manchuela, Spain, 2021
Owner & winemaker, Rosalia Molina, makes organic wines in one of Spain's highest altitude wineries. Her mission is to make wines that express the typicity of DO Manchuela: the vineyard, the altitude and the varieties planted.
This is a climate on the edge of what is possible: at 1,100 metres above sea level, the grapes experience a large diurnal range that encourages even ripening and helps to retain natural acidity. Rosalia's vineyards are certified organic, she uses only natural fertilisers, promoting biodiversity by welcoming chickens, sheep and pigs from local farms to roam the vineyards freely. Grapes are hand harvested and vinified as naturally as possible with native yeasts and little other intervention. The wines are then aged in clay amphora and some in French oak to give texture and complexity.
From young Grenache Gris vines planted on limestone and stony soils on a plateau in Manchuela, the harvest is done manually into 12 kg cases to ensure they arrive whole and undamaged to the winery.
The wines are produced as naturally as possible, using only the first press in 6000 litre inox (stainless steel) tanks, with a spontaneous alcoholic fermentation with the native yeasts. There are no added sulphites and cold stabilisation is done naturally during the coldest months when temperatures can drop to -15° C.
No oak ageing
Pale pink in colour. Elegant, sweet flavours of stone fruit, apricot, yellow plums, some red fruit and citrus that adds freshness. Star anise spice develops on the palate, with a full and well-rounded mouth feel and bright mineral texture. Refreshing and delicious.
Ideal for tapas, the best accompaniment for appetizers, especially those that include a seafood dish, Mediterranean salads, baked fish, Asian dishes, raw fish, and sushi.
Grenache Gris 100%
12 x 75cl