Los Cantos 2013
Ribera del Duero, Spain
Finca Torremilanos is the second oldest winery in Ribera del Duero. Created in 1903 by Don Calixto Seijas Zorrilla, although many of the vines in the estate were planted much earlier. The winery stands just 900 meters from the Duero river. The soils of this terrific estate are alluvial from the old river bed, filled with river rocks, sand, silt and quartzite. The entire 190 hectares of the estate are organically farmed, where some of the oldest vines in Spain still grow grapes. The youngest Tinta del Pais (Tempranillo) vines are 30 years old, the oldest are around 90 years old. But the most impressive vines the estate has are of Viura (Macabeo) with around 180 years of age, yes! they were planted in the 1830’s.
Los Cantos is fermented with its native yeasts and aged in exclusively French oak barrels made at the winery. The average age of the vines is close to 40 years old. A round wine that shows all the floral components of Tempranillo and also honey, thyme, rosemary, toffee and black pepper. The finish has a complex minerality that wraps all the fruit aromas. ORGANIC.