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Paramos de Nicasia Clarete

Maquina y Tabla

Paramos de Nicasia Clarete Bottle
Appellation
Tierra de Castilla y León
Variety
Tempranillo, Garnacha, Malvasia
Age of Vines
50-60
Farming
Certified biodynamic (DEMETER)
Soil
Sand over clay
Altitude
700 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, destemmed and pressed, natural yeast fermentation in neutral 300L French oak barrels
Aging
5 months in a 2500L French oak foudre

Overview

The goal with the Paramos de Nicasia Clarete is to renew a centuries-long tradition of making vinous pink wines by blending the free run juice of both red and white grapes. The resultant style leans decidedly towards the white side of the spectrum and is far more ageable, durable and serious than most pink wines – this is why we prefer to call this style Clarete, rather than Rosado. Etymology aside, the Clarete from Maquina Y Tabla is sourced from their 8 hectare vineyard located outside Villaester within the D.O. of Toro. Called Pasiego, this site is a mix of 50-60 year old, ungrafted vines of Tinta del País, Garnacha and Malvasía on a sandy soil over a clay limestone subsoil. The color of this wine comes from the natural hue of the free run juice of a blend which is roughly equal parts of the three varieties found in Pasiego.

Castilla y Leon, Spain
  • Location
    Castilla y Leon, Spain
  • Appellation
    Tierra de Castilla y León
  • Proprietor
    Oriol Illa & Susana Pastor
  • Winemaker
    Oriol Illa
  • Size / Elevation
    22 hectares / 400-1100 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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