|Spain||2019||Fuente de los Heurtos, Ca di Mat||BT||4 \ 6||54||210.00||12||54||23.333333333333||92.00||92.00||Fuente de los Heurtos, Ca di Mat||0.75||10|
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One of the two single-vineyard reds I tasted this time, the 2019 Fuente de los Huertos Garnacha surprised me with its ripe and creamy character but good freshness. The vines are around 60 years old and are on granite and quartz-rich soils with a northeast exposition at 800 meters in altitude in the village of San Martín de Valdeiglesias. The full clusters fermented with indigenous yeasts and had a long (three months) maceration in plastic bins. It matured in well-seasoned, neutral 500-liter oak barrels for 12 months. This is a drier and more concentrated vintage, not necessarily too warm (more average than 2015 or 2017), and the wine shows notes of aromatic herbs, dry straw and ripe berries, still quite primary with a round, and lush palate with fine tannins and a dry finish. 3,300 bottles were filled in July 2021. Drink 2021 - 2027.
Bright ruby colour. Layers of fresh cherry blossom mingle with riper, steeped forest fruits on the nose. The palate has the same interplay of sweet and fresh - violets and wild strawberries come together with creamy sweet summer pudding tones. Lively acidity cuts through the sweetest elements, revealing a wine light on its feet despite the intensity. Tangy and long on the finish, which is laden with fleshy red fruit.