El Rey del Glam Garnacha 2021

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A lovely medium-bodied Garnacha that's fruit forward but with a nice spice kick to it that's meant to drink right away with all the grilled foods!

 

Cherries, pomegranates, mint, and chocolate!

ABV:

  • 14.5%

Vintage:

  • 2021

Type:

  • Red

More On El Rey del Glam Garnacha 2021

Pairings

Grilled Meats, Grilled Vegetables, Tapas

Varietal

Grenache

Funky Scale

Mostly Funky

Region

Catalunya, France

alfredo maestro winemaker ribera del duero spain

The Producer

About Alfredo Maestro

“Wine made with only grapes, well-kept vineyards, and healthy land.” This is the mantra of Castellano winegrower Alfredo Maestro, a bright light amongst an abyss of industrially farmed, over-ripe, over-oaked, and over-manipulated wine-scape that is the Ribera del Duero these days. Alfredo’s ascendance is unique to Alfredo. His family came to the winemaking town Peñafiel, Ribera del Duero from the Basque Country. Having grown up amongst the vines, Alfredo had a great interest in wine, and, through encouragement from friends, he started making his own wine in 1998. That same year he planted his first vineyard on the Rio Duraton near his home. From the beginning he farmed organically. In the cellar, Alfredo was working literally “by-the-book”, teaching himself enology from a book and using every trick in it to make a “correct” Ribera del Duero wine: yeasts, acid, enzymes, tannins, color-enhancers, etc. were just some of the techniques utilized. In search of serious “purple-ness”, this is how many of the modern Ribera del Duero’s of today are produced. In the early 2000’s Alfredo had a revelation. He questioned why as an organic farmer use chemicals to make the finished wine; he wanted to work as naturally in the winery as he did in the vineyard, in his words - "to better tell the story of the land." Alfredo began eliminating exogenous products, and in 2003 he began making wine without any additives whatsoever, including sulfur for all but a few wines. Alfredo still has a bottle of ‘Castrillo de Duero’ from that initial experimental vintage, and the wine is delicious, developing beautifully, deep, tarry, and tobacco – a great sign of things to come. - Jose Pastor.