A Dos Tiempos, 2017, Madrid VdT
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Cuvée: A Dos Tiempos
Grape(s): 50% Cencibel, 50% Garnacha
Appellation: Madrid VdT
Region, Country: La Mancha, Spain
Size: 750 ml
Winemaker(s): Alfredo Maestro
“A Dos Tiempos” gets its name from the separate harvest times of Tinto Fino and Garnacha in this vineyard, about 3 weeks apart, with the early fruit picked at 9-10% ABV, and late harvest at 16-17%. The grapes are destemmed and wild yeast fermented in vat separately with 25 days maceration, blended together in steel tank, then raised for 6 months in previously used French barriques. A Dos Tiempos is a luscious and complex wine with notes of red fruit liqueur, spice, bitter herbs, and earth; a lovely wine to pair with grilled beef and lamb.