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Las Moradas de San Martin Libro Diez Las Lucestext
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Las Moradas de San Martin Libro Diez Las Luces 2010

Madrid, SpainLas Moradas de San Martín began in 1999 on the Madrid side of the Gredos hills, with an aim to recover ancient garnacha vineyards that had been cultivated since the 12th century near the municipality of San Martín de Valdeiglesias. Isabel Galindo is the talented winemaker here, seen as a visionary for gently coaxing the authenticity and stories out of the old vines in her care. This is her flagship wine, made only in exceptional years. This garnacha comes off La Centenera plot, 100+ years old, covering an area of 3.25 hectares on a granitic mountain plateau (900m) in the Madrilenian slope of the Sierra de Gredos. Destemmed grapes were native fermented in new, 500L French oak, where it remained for 18 months prior to bottling without fining or filtration. Showing great freshness still for a wine 12 years on, with dried florals, and dried cherry woven with black plum, wild raspberries, alpine mint and rosemary, black tea, ferrous notes over a base of worked leather. Acidity is still mountain lofty, while tannins are long, fine, and firm, sunken into the fruit now with time, and boning this full, finessed red through a lingering dusting of pink peppercorn. Quite striking, and memorable, drinking beautifully now, and still with time ahead.Tasted: 30 April 2022Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 85.00 private wine shops Producer: Vinedos de San MartinDistributors: Grape By Grape Wines
Grape: Grenache Noir/GarnachaCSPC: 54233UPC: 8437010475023