£21.70/ 0.75 L btl
Las Uvas de la Ira El Real de San Vicente 2017
Alcohol content i
Bottle size and vintage
If you were thinking this wine would enable you to become familiar with the fascinating, pure mountain Garnachas, El Reventón and Cantos del Diablo, and save yourself a bit of money, then you would be mistaken. Naturally not about the wine, but the whole idea: the three are so different, in soil, in vineyard orientation…definitely in character, that each wine should be considered individually. You may start with these Uvas de la Ira, but if you really want to appreciate the diversity and richness of Garnachas from the Sierra de Gredos mountains, make sure you try the others too. This particular wine will acquaint you with Garnacha from the town of El Real de San Vicente.
El Real de San Vicente town is situated on the eastern side of the Sierra de Gredos (in the province of Toledo), in the River Tiétar basin, an area with a damp Mediterranean climate. The vines used to produce this wine are around 60 years old and located in three parcels lying at an altitude of 750 metres, well below the highest parcel, a plot known as Cantos del Diablo (900 metres), from which Dani Landi makes his wine of the same name. The soils of these three parcels are composed of granite, with sand on the surface, therefore differing from the soil that nourishes another great wine from Dani, El Reventón, with its slate. These differences in soil, climate and altitude are reflected in each of these wines and constitute their essence. What singles out this vine grower and winemaker, an admirer of Burgundy and the Loire Valley, is his respect for nature, his search for identity, to reflect in each individual wine the characteristics of each individual vineyard or, in this instance, of a town, namely El Real de San Vicente.
In line with that objective, Las Uvas de la Ira is made just like their other wines, with maximum avoidance of any aggressive procedure, therefore undergoing gentle but long macerations, with 100% stalks, utilising indigenous yeasts and large volume containers for ageing: the wine is matured for 10 months in 2000 or 3000-litre large French oak casks. And the result? A dark Picota cherry-coloured wine of low density with an abundance of tears yet without any tinging of the glass; an elegant nose, serious and profound, fresh and very fruit-driven, with spicy hints of pepper, mineral and faintly balsamic; superb acidity on the palate, with less fruit intensity than on the nose, medium weight in structure and body - in fact, a tremendously easy to drink Garnacha.
Stews / Stewed meats with mushrooms / Meats with creamy sauces / Cannelloni
- Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC
A great entry wine
Daniel Landi, of Comando G fame, is one of the most talented winemakers in Spain. His own wines are excellent too and this entry one is no exception. A touch more rustic and less complex than is siblings, it still has the unique character of the Gredos mountains, with its burgundy-like colour and flavours of dry strawberry, raspberry, lavender and thyme. Delicious.by: Yann (25/07/2018) - Vintage 2016
Le grenache en majesté
Une vraie belle surprise que ce grenache minéral et frais, avec un fruit superbe et une jolie longueur en bouche. Rien de lourd ou d’alcooleux dans ce vin qui vient tutoyer les sommets (et pas seulement ceux des Gredos).by: James H (04/05/2017) - Vintage 2015
Excellent old vine garnacha!
Red fruits, spice and quite a tight, tannic structure. I think this would benefit from unwinding for a couple of years in bottle, but it's already a very tasty drink.by: Verdurin (04/10/2017) - Vintage 2015
Color rubi. Aroma de monte bajo: espliego , tomillo. Largo en boca, sedoso. Para cualquier momento y lugar un buen vino de terruño.by: LMP (02/10/2017) - Vintage 2015
Buena garnacha de cebreos
Vino de capa baja. Con aromas a fruta y limón. Muy mineral y de entrada muy rica en boca. Buena relación calidad precio.