Zestos Old Vine Garnacha
Zestos Old Vine is produced from Garnacha vines that were planted as far back as 1950 in the high elevation vineyards of San Martin Valdeiglesias, which is northwest of Madrid. Today San Martin produces some of the most floral and mineral-driven Garnachas in all of Spain. The older the vines, the better the wine.
Madrid has recently become the center of one of the most interesting and innovative wine regions on the Iberian Peninsula. The outskirts of this storied royal city are filled with old Garnacha vines situated in high elevation vineyards that have been planted in ideal soils. Madrid is a sort of “great unknown” that is now just freshly discovered. Many people are unaware that Madrid makes wine, and because Vinos de Madrid is somewhat under the radar, it is a great source of incredible value today.
Produced by one of the most dynamic producers in Spain today, Compañía de Vinos del Atlántico, Zestos is a wine that is driven by purity, finesse, silky texture and wonderfully expressive berry fruit and gentle spice. A wine that expresses very well the bright and fresh character of this new wave of Garnacha coming from Madrid.
Zestos is a perfect introduction to the new Spanish wines and pairs well with just about any type of food: pizza, white meats, cured meats, pork, chicken, roasted vegetable or burgers. This is an excellent wine to sip without food, as well. If you don’t have any aged manchego or aged Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese handy, just pour some in your glass and enjoy!