Creativity is a word that comes to mind when considering Descalzos Viejos, expressed not only in their labels but also in their wines. The Retamero and Salesi families perfectly combine their skills as trained architects with their local knowledge of the terroir, their love of nature and a sharp eye for attention to detail.
Founded in 1998, the production is limited and comes 100% from their own vines, planted with a wide range of varietals, high in the mountains of Ronda, in southern Spain.
At this estate, the modernity of their labels makes a striking contrast to the 16th century convent where their wines are patiently aged in the finest French oak barrels under the watchful eye of 16th Century frescos.
Their ability to think out of the box shines through in every single bottle as does the desire to strive to make better and better wines in this unique region.
Intense cherry red color with violet highlights. On the pallet it is full and juicy with a well balanced finished. Intense, with an interesting array of aromatics: blackberry fruits, balsamic notes and slight toast. Full and well balanced on the pallet.
Elaboration: This wine was elaborated from our Petit Verdot and Garnacha grapes, cultivated in Finca Descalzos Viejos. The soil is calcareous and somewhat stony soil of a loose texture with a high clay content, what adds minerality to the wine. 16 month in French oak barrels.
Color: Dark cherry-coloured ,violet borders with a deep coloured rim.
Nose: Original expression on the nose , mineral and earthy aromas, ending with tapenade nuances.
Mouth: Powerful and broad mouth, pleasant in tannin and good acidity. Reveals the potential of the Petit Verdot in Andalucia.
Cherry and Violet in color, tremendous minerality in the nose with hints of spice and olives. Meduim body, long fresh finish with refined tannins.