Place: Sierra de Francia, Spain
Eleven Sons is a project by M Sokolin, winemaker and owner of Gray & Bread Wine in Melbourne’s northern suburbs. The wines are a collection of wines he’s been working on yet they are not necessarily related. He makes three wines from the Pyrenees in western Victoria and two reds from Sierra de Francia in Spain.
A unique plot planted in 2004 that contains 54 different known clones of Rufete. A labyrinth of vines planted on terraces of granite where rows of vines suddenly appear between two other rows. A rather annoying vineyard to work but one that produces fine-boned wines. Whole-bunch rufete grown on granitic sands at 650 meters above the beach.
Plenty happening here; so don’t be misled by the light bodied, early ripening Rufete grape. It starts with plenty of fine spice to smell and taste in the fine fruited body, and leaves you with a savoury mouthfeel. Fresh and fine!