La Furgoneta que miraba al Órbigo 2018

Wooden Case of 6 bottles

A Furgoneta is a van, and Sara and León found one abandoned on the family vineyards they were restoring.  The name of the wine literally means "the van overlooking the River Órbigo", a river of some significance in the area of the vineyards. 

The wine is made from 90% Mencia, 5% Garnacha Tintorera, and 5% Palomino grapes; hand-harvested from low-yielding vines grown on hillside slopes at an altitude of 820-850 metres, with predominantly stony/clay soil. The climate is very dry from Spring to Autumn. 

Grapes are destemmed, not crushed, and alcohol fermentation takes place in vertical, French-oak casks of 600L. Malolactic fermentation is in barrels, and the wine is aged for 9 months in 600L French oak barrels - 2nd use in the body and new oak for the tops. 13.5% alc./vol..

Limited production: ~790 bottles.

Our Tasting note: Bright, deep, ruby/black cherry colour with violet hues. Complex aromas and flavours of blueberry, wild raspberry, cherry, and plum, with notes of anise, vanilla spice, violets, and mocha. Medium- to full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins, and a smooth and elegant finish. 

Menu matches:Grilled, braised, and roasted meat dishes (beef and lamb), rice dishes, and earthier vegetarian options.