Señora de las Alturas 2018 | Viña Zorzal | Magnum (1,5L)
Señora de las Alturas is a wine that comes from a unique plot with centuries-old pre-phylloxera vines located on the banks of the Alhama River. With gravel soil, rich in limestone and clay.
Alcoholic fermentation in open barrels of 500 liters of French oak, one year old, using native yeasts. Malolactic fermentation and subsequent aging for 12 months in 500-litre French oak barrels. Clarified and filtered soft and without stabilization.
COLOR: cereza intenso
AROMA: balsámico, especias dulces, hierbas de monte, fruta madura, expresivo
BOCA: especiado, balsámico, buena acidez
The 2018 Señora de Las Alturas follows the style of the 2016, produced with Garnacha from a vineyard called Pontigos that they consider to be an extraordinary vineyard, a plot of extremely old vines planted with 4,400 plants per hectare close to the banks of the Alhama River, on gravel soils rich in limestone and clay. This fermented in open-top 500-liter French oak barrels with indigenous yeasts and matured in two second use 500-liter French oak barrels for 15 months. This wine saw a jump in quality in 2016 (they are on their way up, and the wines are better each vintage, irrespective of the style of the year). There is great harmony, subtleness and detail. It's nicely textured, but somehow it made me think of a minimalist red, more ethereal. In 2018 there's more depth and complexity here than in Malayeto. 1,300 bottles were filled in January 2020.