Region: Castilla y Leon
Winemaker Ismael Gozalo is known as ‘El Mago de las Verdejos’ (the Magician of Verdejo), the indigenous varietal of the village where his family has been farming for five generations. Gozalo’s Verdejos grow on pre-phylloxera ungrafted vines, some of them dating all the way back to 1748.
Organic/biodynamically-farmed Tempranillo is pressed directly into stainless steel for fermentation and blended later with a bit of Verdejo. No added sulfur at any stage.
Highly aromatic. Tart red berry fruit, red flowers, anise, a touch of tobacco, and refreshing acidity.