2021 Bernabeleva Garnacha De Vina BonitaGrenache / Garnacha from Spain
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Bernabeleva is a notable property in San Martín de Valdeiglesias in Gredos, with 35 hectares of 70+-year-old vines and five more hectares planted 15 years ago. They have a wide...
- 97 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
97 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2021 Garnacha de Viña Bonita is pure Garnacha from a plot of very old vines planted in 1929 on very shallow and compact granite soils at 735 meters in altitude with north-facing exposure. It is always subtle and elegant. It fermented with 8% full clusters and indigenous yeasts in oak vats for over six weeks and matured in two well-seasoned 600-liter oak barrels. This has very low alcohol, 13%, lower than in other years, and the wine feels more delicate and fine-boned, floral and ethereal. The palate shows elegance and refinement, with the backbone of granite minerality that lifts it up. It has good freshness and balance that give it length. 1,500 bottles produced. It was bottled in April 2023.
Bernabeleva is a notable property in San Martín de Valdeiglesias in Gredos, with 35 hectares of 70+-year-old vines and five more hectares planted 15 years ago. They have a wide range of labels that total around 95,000 bottles per year. The vineyards are certified organic, but the wines do not carry the certification. 2020 was a short crop of wines with volume and not as sharp as they were expecting. 2021 delivered wines with less alcohol and ripeness, lighter wines that represent the last vintage of winemaker Marc Isart, who left after that harvest. 2022 represents their largest crop to date, a year with a warm and dry summer when the young vines suffered, but the old vineyards behaved quite well and delivered balanced wines.
|Castilla La Mancha
97 - Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Grenache / Garnacha
|black currant, blackberry, dust and leather
|vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit and red fruit