Grape(s): 100% Tinta del Pais(Tempranillo), from 60-year-old bush vines
Localization: Castilla y León, Spain
Tasting Notes: Green-tinged straw. Fresh pear and honeydew aromas, joined by suggestions of white flowers and herbs as the wine opens up. Pliant orchard and pit fruit flavors show good depth and an enlivening suggestion of candied ginger. Closes smooth, broad, and quite long, delivering subtle sweetness and a resonating pear note. The palate is broad and generous but still fresh with acidity, and the fruit is still primary in character, but with savory accents providing complexity from the margins.
Notes: Soil: 900 meters / sandy clay with abundant gravel. Hand-harvested into small boxes, bunches hand sorted at the winery again prior to processing. Destemmed & lightly crushed prior to fermentation with native microbes, 2 weeks of skin maceration. Aged for 8 months in a combination of 80% French and 20% American.
The Domain: Isaac Fernández Selección is a unique collaborative venture between two individuals – Isaac Fernández Montaña one of Spain’s most acclaimed winemakers and Aurelio Cabestrero whose vision and commitment helped bring Spanish wines to the forefront in the United States. They work at rediscovering forgotten regions of superior terroir and maximizing the potential from old vines of indigenous grape varieties in a number of regions.
In 2013 they launched Biutiful Cava, the traditionally produced sparkling wine of Spain with two expressions, a Brut Nature that is bone-dry and a Brut Rose. The wine name is pronounced “beautiful”, just as it would be spelled en español. In 2014 they added a Brut expression.
Life often is beautiful with a glass of sparkling wine in hand. These wines aim to bring that beauty to your glass.