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2017 Ca di Mat Fuente de los Huertos Garnacha

2017 Ca di Mat Fuente de los Huertos Garnacha

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93 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
2017 Ca di Mat Fuente de los Huertos Garnacha
93 Points Parker's Wine Advocate

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A delightfully delicate and savoury Garnache from an extremely boutique producer in Spain's Gredos. This label was sourced from old, organically grown bush vines in a single vineyard at 800 metres. It was naturally fermented and macerated with whole bunches for no less than three months, which only underlines the almost magical finesse of this light-coloured and gently exotic red. Remarkable stuff, the Fuente is a gem at this price!

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$39.99 in mixed 6+ or $44.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Garnacha/Grenache

Its Origins

"Curro Bareño and Jesus Olivares—the duo behind groundbreaking Galician projects Fedellos de Couto, and Ronsel de Sil—are now bringing their vision and expertise much closer to home, to San Martin de Valdeiglesias in the Sierra de Gredos, where both started their careers. Ca’ di Mat (literally, “House of Fools” in a Piedmontese dialect) is the name of their new project and is a collaboration between the two brats (a fedello is a brat in Galician dialect) and long-time friends of theirs who own a family farm in the area. The climate is full-on continental, with healthy rainfall and colder winds. Their old vines are bush grown, and sit at around 800–850 meters high. The ruggedness of the terrain, the austerity of the climate and the age of the vines add up to crazy and hard labor cultivate grapes and make wines here, but the combination helps the “fools” of Ca’ di Mat realize their ideal wine: fluid, delicate, and open.Ca’ di Mat’s red wines owe their surprisingly light color to the work in their organically raised vines. Curro and Jesus prune lightly, and encourage high productivity aiming for rich vines and big grapes that are “not forced”. Winemaking is non-intrusive, with spontaneous fermentations in concrete. It is hard to believe that these pale reds undergo such long maceration periods—ninety days sometimes—but their work is so delicate, the grapes are foot-trodden softly and the must separated by hand from the skins and stems, that the heat and power of Garnacha give way to a subtly aromatic and fruity juice. The whites are expansive and expressive, their weight balanced by a tense mineral current. Élèvage is as neutral as possible, in concrete tanks, and mostly-used French oak." — Bowler Wines

What The Critics Say

93/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Luis Gutierrez

"The 2017 Fuente de los Huertos Garnacha is one of two single-vineyard reds from old Garnacha vines I tasted this time. The vines were planted some 60 years ago on granite soils with a high content of quartz at about 800 meters in altitude. The fermentation was slow and long, totaling some three months with full clusters and indigenous yeasts. It matured in well-seasoned, neutral 500-liter oak barrels for 12 months. This is a vineyard with very poor soil, but because they harvested the grapes after a couple of days of rain, the wine has less alcohol than the other 2017 reds. The particularity is that the soils here have a lot more quartz than other vineyards, and if we want to simplify, I associate quartz to energy and finesse. This is like a more elegant version of the 2017 Valautín; it has finesse, detail and nuance. It has Mediterranean character, but in a subtler way. The palate is extremely elegant, with superb balance, purity and precision. This is plain great. 1,200 bottles produced. It was bottled in August 2019." Drink 2020 - 2024

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Grenache

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Castilla y Leon

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2020 - 2024

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with GAME
with LAMB

Taste

3

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