La Comarcal, Delmoro, Valencia, Vino de Mesa, Spain, 2021
A collaboration between two friends, Javi Revert and Victor Marqués making pristine terroir-specific wines in Valencia, which express the very best of their location, and variety yet with a definitively light touch when it comes to their winemaking.
Delmoro is predominantly Garnacha with Bobal and Syrah from a four-hectare plot, whilst Carmen gives the stage to 100% Bobal from a two-hectare vineyard, aged in concrete egg and both produced entirely biodynamically.
The soils are toiled organically, avoiding the use of any pesticide and chemical treatments, to ensure the integrity and unique characteristics of the soil.
The varities are fermented separately with autochthonous yeasts in a stainless steel tank. Garnacha remains in the tank to age, whilst the Bobal and Syrah if used are transferred to old 225- litre barrels to undergo malolactic fermentation and to rest for 5 months.
No oak ageing
A brilliant ruby red wine revealing herbs and spice on the nose. Red fruits and Mediterranean forest herbs, such as thyme and rosemary and hint of hay come through on the palate. The spicy background gives the wine a wonderful elegance and freshness, amongst floral notes which can also be found. Rustic, but seductive with a slighly balsamic finish.
Sits nicely alongside poultry, pork and salmon.
6 x 75cl