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El Tamboril Tinto

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El Tamboril Tinto Bottle
Appellation
Tierra de Castilla y León
Variety
Garnacha
Age of Vines
70+
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Sandy granite
Altitude
1230 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, whole cluster natural yeast fermentation in an oak vat, gentle 65 day maceration
Aging
14 months in a 10HL French oak vat, vegan

Overview

2016 marks the first vintage of El Tamboril Tinto from 70+-year-old vines of Garnacha located on a north-facing slope of pure granitic soils. Due to its elevation, El Tamboril is usually harvested well into October yet still struggles to reach a modest 12.5% alc/vol. The age of the vines, their elevation, and the size of this parcel of Garnacha, just a scant half hectare, means that this will always be a limited cuvée in even the most clement vintages. 

Ratings & Reviews

97

2019 El Tamboril Tinto

Source: JS

96+

2019 El Tamboril Tinto

Source: WA

93

2018 El Tamboril Tinto

Source: JS

97

2018 El Tamboril Tinto

Source: WA

98

2016 El Tamboril Tinto

Source: WA

Castilla y Leon, Spain
  • Location
    Castilla y Leon, Spain
  • Appellation
    Tierra de Castilla y León
  • Proprietor
    Fernando García & Dani Landi
  • Winemaker
    Fernando García & Dani Landi
  • Size / Elevation
    10 hectares / 900-1200 meters

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