This week my 'special guest' is: Pregolas 2009 Old Vines Tempranillo. It's 100% tempranillo grape and it comes from vines that are at least 30 years old. I would really like to know the oldest vines that this wine comes from, but I could not find that information. But I'm guessing it can't be that much older than 30 years old....??? Well maybe... does anyone else know?
I found this wine to have a nice leathery bouquet mixed with fresh cherries and a slight hit of wet leaves. Sounds totally random I know. But often when I do tastings, I get images rather than words that come to mind. This wine I immediately thought of a barn/farm with horses and saddles - hence the leathery notes that I got right away. I also thought of cherries and that reminded me of when I was a kid and use to sit on the front steps of my house with my mom and brother and we use to eat cherries and see who could spit the seeds the furthest.
This wine comes from Navarro Lopez in Valdepenas. This winery was started in 1904 and the original winery still stands in the town. It has since moved to just outside of Valdepenas to a location that is more environmentally friendly as this is a high priority for this winery. They have systems in place to ensure that nature is minimally affected and do what they can to be a 'green' winery.
I think this is great and it's made me think about how I can be more 'green' and environmentally conscious.
I hope you enjoy this video and perhaps it makes you think of how you to can be more aware of your 'footprint' on this earth.
Thanks for watching!