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El Surco

A Pie de Tierra

El Surco Bottle
Appellation
Méntrida
Variety
Grenache
Age of Vines
40
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Sandy
Altitude
600 meters
Fermentation
20-25 day maceration with 60% whole grapes, spontaneous fermentation, indigenous yeasts
Aging
10 months in 225-liter French oak barrels, vegan

Overview

El Surco is a testament to the rich winemaking tradition within the picturesque Méntrida region of Spain. The vineyards, set amidst pronounced undulations of terrain on granitic soils with a slightly siltier texture, impart a distinctive character to this village wine. “El Surco,” meaning “With the Two Hands,” embodies the winemakers’ unwavering belief in the potential of Méntrida’s Garnacha grape and its unique terroir. A 20-25 day maceration process, with 60% whole grapes and spontaneous fermentation driven by indigenous yeasts, yields a wine that exudes complexity and depth. After maturing in used 225-liter French oak barrels for 10 months, it remains unfiltered and unclarified, preserving its authenticity. With only 7,000 bottles in production, El Surco is best paired with hearty Spanish dishes like slow-roasted lamb with rosemary and garlic, allowing its bold character to shine alongside robust flavors.

Madrid, Spain
  • Location
    Madrid, Spain
  • Appellation
    Méntrida
  • Proprietor
    David Villamiel and Aitor Paul
  • Winemaker
    David Villamiel and Aitor Paul
  • Size / Elevation
    12.5 hectares / 500-600 meters

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