We hope you all had a nice holiday weekend. To help shake off those Tuesday blues, we are drinking some perfect end of summer/early fall wines from the Gredos mountains west of Madrid.
Daniel Ramos and Fabio Bartolomei make wines separately under their own names, but they share the same cellar space, the old co-op winery in the center of the sleepy town of El Tiemblo, and the same philosophy of hands off winemaking and natural farming, each working from different plots of old vines at high elevations in the surrounding mountains. Daniel is a Garnacha savant and we're in love with all of Fabio's skin contact whites. You can read more about Daniel HERE and Fabio HERE. Here's today's lineup:
Even though it feels different this year, the holiday season is here! Among other things, that means Beaujolais in every flavor and today we'll start with a Cru that doesn't make the rounds as much as its famous neighbors like Moulin-a-Vent and Fleurie, but produces a really distinct and delicious expression of Gamay: Chenas.