Driving winemaker and vineyard archeologist Telmo Rodriguez discovered the the slopes of Arrebatacapas in Cebreros by accident, and was struck by the stunning view of the landscape graced with ancient Garnacha vines. This extraordinary vineyard was growing wild, without a winemaker: it was an orphan. So in 1999 Rodriguez and his partners started reanimating the vineyard, whose slate and granite soils are now recognized to be some of the best terroir for Garnacha in the world.
Viñas Viejas Pegaso ‘Zeta’ Cebreros 2017
Vinification: Organic bush-vine farming at 900 meters altitude. Hand-harvested grapes, native yeast fermentation in big old barrels. 6 months aging in barrel, then another 6 months in tank.
Character: Aromatic and elegant expression of an otherwise deep and dark flavoured grape. Delicious aroma’s of flowers, red berries and black cherries, shadowed by notes of orange peel, spices and earth. Supple on the palate with silky tannins and a refreshingly mineral finish. Serve it with a pork roast that’s been brined with spices, or Mediterranean preparations of lamb or game without overly sweet or reduced sauces