Yesterday we talked about wines from the Gredos mountains west of Madrid and today we head south to Andalucia to the Sierra Nevada mountains near Granada to explore the wild natural wines of Antonio Vilchez of Bodega Naranjuez.
Antonio is a garage winemaker producing about 8,000 bottles a year from organic vineyards almost 3000 feet up in the mountains of the tiny village of Marchal, not far from Guadix. There's a mix of native grapes planted alongside international varieties and he works completely hands off in the cellar with no additions whatsoever. Here's the lineup:
Anything happen in the news this week? If you're looking for a mental vacation to a far off place like we are, please allow us to introduce you to a whole bunch of amazing Georgian wines that just hit our shelves.