Here, Cepas del Zorro seamlessly blends two great red wine producing grapes from the Rhône and southern Spain, combining Syrah’s fruit concentration and spice with Monastrell’s almost port-like concentration and earthy tannins. It’s quite a package!
Bodegas San Isidro, situated near the town of Bullas in south-east Spain, is small in cooperative terms, and represents many small producers who lovingly tend tiny plots, who would otherwise not be able to compete with bigger producers.
The stony vineyards are at sited an altitude of around 700-800 metres, largely comprising limestone and clay soils. Here, the combination of low rainfall (in almost desert-like conditions) and high altitude produces excellent quality grapes with good acidity and wonderful concentration.
Garnet red. Complex nose, with ripe red berries, blueberries and plums. Full-bodied, velvety and rounded with great fruit concentration bursting from the glass, along with leather-laced black fruits, spice and well-integrated, earthy tannins.
|Winemaker||Nicolas Bastida Sanchez|
|Style||Unoaked red wine|
|Varieties||75% Monastrell, 25 % Syrah|
|Alcohol Content||14% Vol.|