'El Intruso', Bodegas Marañones, Sierra de Gredos, Madrid, Spain 2014

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'El Intruso', Bodegas Marañones, Sierra de Gredos, Madrid, Spain 2014

18.50

Here's a wine where the grape (Cariñena) takes a back seat and allows the terroir to take centre stage. It's like taking a glass-bottomed hot-air balloon ride across the vineyards, with the wine showing great translucency to the soil. It's wonderfully light and fresh and easy to drink with a bright, peppery, crunchy fruit profile. It's made by Ramon Esteve Bosch, whose main occupation is assistant winemaker at Bodegas Marañones, but who makes this 'hobby wine' in his spare time. The grapes were foot-trodden without destemming and fermented in open barriques where it stayed for a total of 30 days. The wine was then pressed and put into old French oak for 14 months and bottled unfined and unfiltered. 13.5% alc. Drink now-2020.

Press review:

Jancis Robinson.com (Tamlyn Currin): "Smells, rather bizarrely, of fresh pea shoots! And coriander seeds. Peppery and vital and sinewy. Fresh and so interesting. Tastes of wild raspberries and sweet vine tomatoes and warm-earthy beetroot. Drink 2017-2021." 16.5 points

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