Organic. Intense ruby in the glass. Lush aromas of ripe red fruits, hints of berries with undertones of chocolate. Full bodied with balanced tannins and a long finish.
Castilla y León, Spain
At Apreciado, we are committed to organic farming practices with minimal environmental impact. Our vineyards are located at approximately 2,300 feet of altitude, organically farmed and extract only low yields. We use only organic compost and excluded the use of chemicals (herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers). No sulfites are added at any point.
The grapes are hand harvested at night. After a traditional vinification with no winemaking additives, the wine is aged in French and American oak for 4 months. Then naturally clarified, with no stabilization. No sulfites are added during the winemaking process.
Winemaker, Fernando Santos takes pride in using such exacting methods to elaborate Apreciado. He values the hard work of the winery and passion it has to spread the world of wine.
VARIETAL: 100% Cencibel (Tempranillo)
FARMING PRACTICES: Organically grown; only compost and manure to fertilize; no pesticides used (herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers); nocturnal hand harvest
VINIFICATION: Careful selection of grapes; controlled fermentation at 57-60ºF; no sulfites added
AGING: 4 months in French and American oak
TASTING NOTES: Intense ruby in the glass. Lush aromas of ripe red fruits, hints of berries with undertones of chocolate. Full bodied with balanced tannins and a long finish.
PAIRINGS: Sausages, rice, grilled red meats, or vegetable dishes.