Bernabeleva Navaherreros Garnacha de Bernabeleva 2022, DO Vinos de Madrid, Spain

In 1923, Dr Vicente Álvarez-Villamil bought Bernabeleva, an estate in San Martín de Valdeiglesias (Madrid). It is located at the foot of the Cerro de Guisando and the Gredos mountains and adjacent to the Tórtolas stream that formed the border of two Roman provinces: Lusitania and Tarraconense. In Bernabeleva, we work the vineyard with a respect for balance with nature. The wines, produced from autochthonous varieties, show off differences in orientation, vegetation, altitude and soil of each locale. In the winery, we attempt to maintain the virtues of the raw material we obtain from the vineyard. This wine is 100% Grenache. Concept: Village wine. Navaherrerros is a red wine made from Grenache grapes from every vineyard in the estate. Through different soils, orientations, and microclimates, it expresses San Martin de Valdeiglesias’ terroir. Vineyard: The ages of the vines range from 50 to 90. The soils are tawny sands formed from decomposed granite rock, with relatively high acidity and limited amounts of nutrients. Altitudes range from 700 to 840 meters above sea level. Manual harvest. Non-certified organic viticulture. Elaboration: Grapes are cooled for 24 hours to favor a pre-fermentative maceration. Vinification takes place in wood or concrete tanks, depending on the features of the grapes, for each site is vinified and aged separately. Low temperature fermentation with stems. 35 day macerations and gentle movements yield infusion-type low extraction. Ageing: 11 months in French oak barrels of various sizes and tonneliers. 6 months in tank for natural stabilization before bottling in its second spring.