This is a sensational expression of Garnacha from Daniel Landi. So smooth and elegant. I love the winemaking here: one-third is made with a direct pressing of the grapes and natural fermentation as a white wine; one-third has a short fermentation and extractive maceration; and the final third has a traditional whole cluster fermentation with long gentle maceration. The three vats are then blended and aged in foudre for 12 months.
Daniel Landi Las Uvas de la Ira Tinto 2019 Mentrida, Spain
Meaning literally ‘The Grapes of Wrath’, this wine is made from old-vine Garnacha sourced from four different vineyards high up in the Sierra de Gredos. It’s silky and refined with cherry, raspberry and strawberry fruit with smoothness. Utter elegance with some Bakewell tart and sweet liqueur cherry notes but also some balance from sour cherry. Low tannins and real smoothness. A touch of lavender too. 95/100 (£25.50 The Sourcing Table – I declare and interest as contributing editor – UK agent Indigo, US agent Eric Solomon’s European Cellars)