Viñas Serranas, 2019 La Pivonera


Producer


Vintage

2019

Region

Spain

Appellation

Sierra de Salamanca

Cuvée

La Pivonera

Varietal

Calabres, Garnacha

Farming

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

Vinification

Barrel Aged, Estate grown grapes, Hand harvested, Indigenous yeast fermented, Low Sulfur Vinification & Aging, Organically Grown Grapes, Unfined & Unfiltered, Ungrafted vines

Soil Type

Granit/Clay, Sandstone, Sandy loam, Volcanic

This wine is named after its ancient 1 acre vineyard site located near the village of San Esteban de la Sierra. The vines were planted in 1920, taking root in the sandy, arid soils at an altitude of 980 meters. Cool nights make for exceptional balance when ripening Garnacha in this region, and this isn’t your garden variety of Garnacha. Calabrés is a rare clone of Garnacha unique to the Sierra de Gredos mountain range, south of Salamanca. Lower alcohol production and thicker skins are its claim to fame, which makes it all the more interesting at high altitudes and confronting global warming.