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Grand Cruz del Calvario

Bimbache

Grand Cruz del Calvario Bottle
Appellation
El Hierro
Variety
Diego, Listán Blanco, Gual, Babosa Blanco, Forastera Blanca, others
Age of Vines
60
Farming
Practicing organic
Soil
Volcanic sand, clay
Altitude
650 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, natural yeast fermentation beginning in tank and completed in French oak barrels
Aging
10 months in French oak barrels

Overview

The small winery of Bimbache, Finca Los Valles, is located in the northeastern part of El Hierro in the municipality of Valverde where it is surrounded by a vineyard planted with Vijariego Blanco (Diego), Listán Blanco, Gual, Babosa Blanco, Forastera Blanca, as well as various other more obscure white varieties. While not as dramatic as the views from Piedra Juan, this site is especially exposed to nearly constant winds being situated on a peninsula only a few kilometers from the ocean. This makes for a taught wine with low pH that is all things volcanic, maritime, and refreshing. Like John Stone, it begins fermentation in tank and is transferred to French oak barrels to finish fermentation.

Ratings & Reviews

93+

2019 Grand Cruz del Calvario

Source: WA

Canary Islands, Spain
  • Location
    Canary Islands, Spain
  • Appellation
    El Hierro
  • Proprietor
    Rayco Fernandez
  • Winemaker
    Pablo Matallana
  • Size / Elevation
    5 hectares / 300-750 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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