Margón, 2014 Paraje El Santo









Paraje El Santo


Prieto Picudo


Natural farming


Aged in bottle before release, De-stemmed fruit, Dry Farmed, Estate grown grapes, Extended maceration after fermentation, Hand harvested, Indigenous yeast fermented, Large format barrel aged, Open-top Wood Vat Fermented, Skin contact

Soil Type

Chalky Limestone, Clay

Produced from the rare Prieto Picudo varietal, which is indigenous to this area just outside of León. This varietal sports tight-knit bunches with elongated berries which combined with its uniquely low head-pruned vines, make for an intriguing vineyard panorama.
In this cuvée, from a single vineyard, the vines are 80-90 years old and the farming is done entirely by hand. Aged for two years in neutral barrels and 2 years in bottle before release.
The most aromatic red is the 2014 Paraje de El Santo. The grapes from old vines planted on sandy soils in conjunction with the cooler year delivered a wine with less alcohol and higher acidity, more freshness and a more elegant profile, all within the rusticity of the grape and the zone, of course! It has a floral touch intermixed with spices and an earthy touch. The palate reveals abundant fine-grained tannins. This vintage is a little less austere and has character and a strong personality. 2,100 bottles were filled in December 2016. 94pts-Wine Advocate