FUENTES DEL SILENCIO, OLD VINES
LOCATIONHerreros de Jamuz. León IGP Tierra de Castilla y León.
GRAPESMencía, Prieto Picudo and Garnacha.
WINE-GROWINGIntegrated wine-growing, recovering hundred-year-old pre-phylloxera vines.
VINEYARDCepas Viejas (Old Vines) comes from vineyards on the northern side of the Jamuz River Valley. The soil is very poor and mainly sandy. The grapes are exposed to the winds off Mount Teleno and extensive sunlight, making them very fruity with light tannins.
WINE-MAKINGHarvested by hand in 15-kg boxes. Manual selection in the vineyard. The grapes are put into wooden fermentation tanks box by box without destemming and with as little sulphur as possible to encourage spontaneous fermentation with local yeast. Macerated for 60 days and gently pressed. Aged in large French-oak barrels for 12 months.
PRIZESSilver medal Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2017.
94 points wine guide ABC 2017.