Daniel Gomez Jimenez-Landi 'Las Uvas de la Ira' Garnacha, Mentrida, Spain, 2012
Grape / Blend
Mentrida, Castilla y Leon, Spain
Las Uvas de la Ira, or “The Grapes of Wrath” is a cuvée of Garnacha from several sites on granitic sands near the village of El Real de San Vicente. The vine age of these parcels averages about 60 years-old. The same care is taken with this “entry level” wine as with his single vineyard cuvées – after harvesting the grapes by hand the fruit is fermented in three vats: a direct pressing of the grapes and natural fermentation as a white wine, a short fermentation and extractive maceration, and a traditional whole cluster fermentation with long gentle maceration. The three vats are then blended and aged in foudre for 12 months.
Superb acidity dances on the palate, with less fruit intensity than on the nose, Medium weight in structure and body, it is a tremendously easy to drink Garnacha.