From our new fave. winemaker at the shop, Alfredo Maestro does it again. This time with this affordable gem.
Viña Almate is the first wine that Alfredo made (named after himself: Al-Ma-Te) and is his entry-level Duero wine. This cuvee is made from fruit sourced from various plots of Tinto Fino (Tempranillo), of varying vine ages located, in Gredos-Valtiendas at 1,000 meters elevation, as well as Peñafiel, at 700 meters. Limestone and clay soils.
The wine is fermented in steel vat with 15-20 days of maceration and 50-100% stem inclusion depending on vintage, and raised over winter with one racking: unfined, unfiltered, and no added SO2.
Wild Wild Wild red fruits, powerful aromatic nose, dark cherry, tobacco, dried fig. screams CDP. Dense, Depth and Fresh.
Pairing note: great with milk fed lamb or Duck 2x ways or Eggplant Parmesan.