Pedradura 2011

Another wine tried at the Vides Vino Bar, this red wine was one of their monthly specials. The winery is the project of Carlos Esteva and is based in the Garraf Natural Park. It exists only because the finca belonged to Carlos’ grandfather well before the area became a national park. The place was in ruins and Carlos refurbished it to live in on the death of his Grandfather then decided to make a winery out of the old grapevines that existed there.

The natural park status means there are very Few wineries in the Garraf, so it has no Denominación or Vino de Tierra status. However do not be fooled as Carlos Esteva has won many awards for his wines.

Pedradura is a blend of Marselan and Petit Verdot Grapes from old vines grown in limestone soil, fermented in their own yeasts then aged in French oak for 12 months plus at least a further 30 months in the bottle.

It had a deep Ruby colour with a medium intense scent of earth and minerals with full on red fruit.

A dry wine with medium tannins and acidity, medium body and a lingering finish. Young red fruit flavour think sharp wild berries, with a earthy/mineral overlay. The tannins were a bit high for me but not overwhelming.

An interesting wine from a region I’ve never tried before.

Name: Pedradura
Colour: Red
Year: 2011
Grapes Marsalan and Petit Verdot
Winery: Can Ràfols dels Caus
Country: Spain
Region: Garraf, Cataluña
Quality Classification: None given
Alcohol: Unknown
Price: 6€ a glass

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