Variety: 100% Giró, the Alicantino clone of Garnacha.
Appearance: Medium crimson with some amber at the rim.
Nose: Very aromatically pronounced beautiful secondary notes of red fruit, smoked meats, and incense.
Palate: Medium in body - this is a very old-school type of wine that is truly unique and transportative to a different time. Earth, some slight oxidative notes, a touch of dried red fruits and a small amount of a smoked meat like component (and trust us, it is delicious!)
Vinification: For nearly 40 years, Felipe Gutiérrez de la Vega and his wife Pilar have championed traditional winegrowing in the sun-soaked region of coastal Alicante. It is 60 year old vines grown at 200 meters elevation on iron-rich calcareous soils in the Xaló Valley of the Marina Alta. The grapes were hand-harvested, de-stemmed, and fermented in open top 225 liter barrels, then raised a further 2 years in barrels before bottling.
Recommended Food Pairing: A tasty old-fashioned style of Mediterranean wine to pair with grilled meats.