Viñas Serranas, 2018 Renvivas


Producer


Vintage

2018

Region

Spain

Appellation

Castilla

Cuvée

Renvivas

Varietal

Rufete, Rufete Blanco

Farming

Biodynamic Farming in Organic transition, Non-Certified Organically Grown Grapes

Vinification

Barrel Aged, Indigenous yeast fermented, Low Sulfur Vinification & Aging, Unfined & Unfiltered, Whole Cluster Fermented

Soil Type

Chalky Limestone, Granit/Clay, Sandy loam, Schist

The Renvivas bottling is from another very old vineyard of Rufete, planted in 1930. These are also bush vines sitting at six hundred and fifty meters of elevation, with a due south exposition on a base of schist, limestone and sand, with the vines having been farmed without any chemicals for their entire lifetimes. The wine is fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel and aged in older French casks prior to bottling. The 2018 Renvivas offers up a lovely bouquet of dark berries, chicory, woodsmoke, a hint of tree bark and a fine, complex base of soil. On the palate the wine is bright, pure and full-bodied, with excellent transparency and core, fine-grained tannins and a long, tangy and complex finish. This is first class juice and impressively light on its feet. 2020-2040+.   93pts  -View from the Cellar-John Gilman
The 2018 Renvivas is a 0.5-hectare vineyard planted 80 years ago with Rufete and a little Rufete Blanco in the middle of a chestnut tree forest. The destemmed grapes fermented with some added stems with indigenous yeasts in open-top vats at low temperature, and the wine matured in second and third use Stockinger barrels. There is a little more ripeness here, a mixture of red and black fruit, some herbs and spices and an earthy touch. The palate is medium-bodied, with a soft texture, fine tannins and integrated acidity. Only 850 bottles were filled in August 2019.  93pts- Wine Advocate