2018 Galia Villages Tinto Fino

Silky, crunchy Tempranillo blend from a nouveau, biodynamic producer in northern Spain.

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Galia is a project born of love, with winemaker and founder Jerome Bougnaud starting the project with parcels of old, gnarled, and unloved vines that fall outside of the traditional appellation boundaries of Spain's D.O. system.

As such, he bottles this Village wine as a 'Vino de la Mesa', a regional wine made up of a blend of grapes from different provinces. It's mostly Tempranillo (a.k.a. Tinto Fino in the area around the Duero river), with a splash of Grenache ('Garnacha') and an even smaller amount of Albillo.

The grapes are biodynamically farmed and hand-picked, fermented with wild yeasts with around 40% whole clusters. It sees 19 months of maturation in 600L French oak barrels (15%), bottled unfiltered and unfined.

Coming from well over 50 small parcels of vines scattered in a arc stretching along the Duero river from Soria to Valladolid and passing through the provinces of Bugos and Segovia, Galia is the personal project of Jerome Bougnaud who was moved to rescue these disregarded and ancient vineyards. Threatened with abandonment or replanting due to their age, difficulty in farming and location, with many outside the official boundaries of Ribera del Duero, these sites on gravelly sand and calcareous clay, are primarily head-pruned Tempranillo (including some ungrafted, pre-phylloxera vines!) with a smaller amount of Garnacha and an even tinier portion of Albillo.

Region: Castilla-Leon, Spain
Blend: Tempranillo, Grenache, Albillo
ABV: 15%
Closure: 750ml
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