Bodega Don Juan del Aguila
Bodega Don Juan del Agulia is located in the Sierra de Gredos, a natural park in the centre of Spain, north of Madrid. The vineyards are surrounded by Mediterranean forest: holm oaks, lavender, thyme. A mountainous area of granitic soils at over 1000 meters of altitude. The area is remote and almost unhabituated; most of the vineyards were planted more than 50 years ago. Winemaker Ruth de Andres teamed up with this small cooperative of only about 100 members, who all work in the vineyards. Marcial, the cellar master, and Celia, young winemaker from Madrid, keep the spirit and the long tradition of high elevation Garnacha of the Gredos.
Garganta del Águila
100% 50 years old Garnacha vines. Grown on poor granitic soil at over 1,000 meters above sea level, goblet pruning. Natural winemaking, fermentation in old concrete tanks, using indigenous yeast. Aged for 12 months in same tanks, light filtration and minimal dose of sulphur added before bottling