CERRO LA BARCA
VEGAS ALTAS 2015
This is an organic 100% tempranillo red wine with a medium ruby in appearance. It has a pronounced nose of black cheery, blackberry, black plum, vanilla, coconut, toast and smoke. It is dry with an excellent level of acidity, long finish with pronounced flavours lingering for a few minutes.
Bodegas Cerro la Barca is in Villanueva, Extremadura, western part of Spain. It was founded by two winemakers in 2003. They own 25 ha of vineyards and viticulture is biodynamic and organic certified. Their philosophy is to make wines with native grapes and with minimum intervention. For this reason, they use natural yeast and use the minimum sulphites in the winery. Their mission is to share the passion for high quality organic wines with wine lovers.
The grapes come from the organic certified vineyard at an altitude of 400m. After crushing, the juice was in skin contact for 17 days. Fermentation took place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks and cement tanks. The wine was matured in American oak for 2 months. After bottling, the wine was kept for a year before release to the market.