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El Primero, Spain

Following the age old tradition of offering weary pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago a taste of the fresh new vintage wines, El Primero offers weary wine drinkers a taste of all that is good in modern Spain.

The wine is bright, full of succulent fruit and a wonderfully perfumed example of a Graciano Garnacha blend. Over the years, some of the most delicious wines that we have tried have been those that have just finished fermenting. Tasting through the newly born wines in November each year, the vibancy, immediate appeal and downright deliciousness of juicy Garnacha, spicy, peppery Graciano just could not be ignored. It turns out that people over the centuries have also fallen in love with the "first" wines of the vintage. Tradition dictates that the wine villages on the pilgrim's trail of the Camino de Santiago would often fill the fountains in the village square with young wine for the pilgrims to refresh themselves with.

Viticulture

250 ha of vineyards are planted on clay-limestone soil at an average height of 400m above sea level. Meticulous attention to detail in the vineyards, coupled with the extreme climate, offer the perfect conditions for the production of great wines. Grapes are all hand-picked in early October from one of the most renowned appellations in Spain, the Ebro valley where Rioja and Navarra regions come together.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Try El Primero and we promise that it won't be the last time you try it.
  • Handpicked fruit from some of the best appellations in Spain.
  • Delicate barrel aging add complexity to the Black fruits with mocha and spices on the nose.