Region: Ribeira Sacra, ESP
Variety: Tempranillo blend
Camino de la Frontera Tinto comes from an ancient, northwest-facing vineyard in the Parque Natural de Los Arribes del Duero, planted to mostly Juan Garcia, Tinta Madrid (aka Tempranillo), and Rufete balanced by other indigenous varieties.
After a cool, wet and humid summer, the grapes were hand-harvested in mid-September. Wild yeast fermented in a used 4000L French oak cask and a 1000L chestnut foudre with 11 days of maceration followed by elevage in the same vessels for 11 months. Elegant rusticity, with a floral nose and a touch of toasty oak from the new foudre, along with soft tannins and bright acidity.