DaTerra Viticultores (Laura Lorenzo) "Camino de la Frontera" Tinto 2019Regular price $30.00 Save $-30.00
A field blend based mostly on Juan Garcia & Tinta Madrid (a strain of Tempranillo native to this area of Castilla y Leon) with a smattering of other co-planted varieties. The parcel of old vines that these grapes come from range between 100-130 years in age. Foot tread, and fermented with 50% whole cluster in a combination of stainless steel and 500 liter barrels, then aged for 11 months in chestnut barrels.
The densest, most structured red of the line up, but still showing Laura’s trademark light-handed style. At first, the nose was brooding and dark, a bit bloody, but with air, red and purple floral tones, combined with dark, wild berry fruit came into focus. Mild tannins and buoyant acidity, with a whiff of dill to keep things interesting. Boysenberry, blood orange and allspice dominate in terms of flavors, all tied together by an impressively long, salty finish.
[Kirk Sutherland, August 2021]