Spain are a consistent winner for us. Always showing off their endless ability in their production. Shall we find out a little more?
In the centre of Spain, a stone’s throw west of Madrid, is Bodegas Bernabeleva. At the feet of the Cerro de Guisando and Gredos mountains this winery lets its vines stretch out their roots through the thin infertile sandy soils, formed from decomposed granite, to cling on to life. Four generations have tended these old hardy vines that have repaid the care and attention with quality fruit hand harvested from the organically managed vineyards. Plots of Garnacha, Albillo and Moscatel de Grano Menudo are vinified separately, neither fined nor filtered to ensure that both the land and love shown shine through.
All the fruit is hand picked from the San Martin de Valdeiglesias area which is a high altitude vineyard area. The practice organic and biodynamic viticulture (not certified), and use fruit from bush trained vines on small plots.
Bodegas Bernebeleva, Camino de Navaherreros 2017 @ £13.95 - Buy it here!
An easy to drink wine, the beautiful aromatics of fresh lavender and wild berries. The palate is lively with bright acidity and there’s plenty of rich juicy dark fruit in the finish with super fine tannins.
You will not be disappointed. Perfection on a sunny day. Cheers!