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Valautín Garnacha - 2021

Ca' di Mat

4.10 / 5.0

Spain » Community of Madrid » Vinos de Madrid DO
red still, dry
Ca' di Mat
1319 UAH, 15 EUR
not available
Ca' di Mat Valautín Garnacha 2021

Valautín, meaning "valley of small vineyards" in Piedmontese, describes this Garnacha from San Martín de Valdeiglesias. The grapes come from various small vineyards with granitic soils at altitudes between 650 and 750 metres. These vineyards are part of a Special Protection Area for Birds and the Natura 2000 network. The dry-farmed vineyards, cultivated traditionally with goblet training, are harvested manually in 15 kg crates. The grapes undergo spontaneous fermentation, with gentle maceration for 90 days, followed by one year of ageing, half in concrete and half in 500-litre French oak barrels.


4.10 / 5.0750 ml@Ca' di Mat Uncorked · Ca' di Mat Uncorked

Oh boy, now we are talking. How do they manage to craft such a fresh and delicate wine that defies logic (hey, it comes with 15f abv!). Wonderful bouquet of red flowers, red berries like cranberry, strawberry, barberry and cornel. Obviously, it's too young. But so juicy, so delicious, fresh and mineral. On the palate in addition to all the berries it also have flavours of Sicilian orange, earthy notes and possesses umami-like finish. It's just delicious and sophisticated beauty.

Wine #3 on Ca' di Mat Uncorked event.

Ca' di Mat

Curro Bareño and Jesús Olivares, already experienced with challenging regions through their Fedellos do Couto and Peixes projects (which they later merged into simply Fedellos), embraced the challenge of Gredos, finding old vineyards. In 2016, they founded a new winery called Ca' di Mat, meaning House of Fools in Piedmontese, reflecting the founders' adventurous spirit and willingness to take risks in exploring and reviving lesser-known wine regions. Their approach hasn't changed much, with a focus on minimal intervention and respect for the environment, but here they reveal a different terroir.

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