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Bodegas Verum, Ulterior Parcela #6 Garnacha 2017 (1x75cl)

Country: Spain
Region: Castilla la Mancha
Grape Variety: Garnacha
Organic: Yes
Vegan: Yes
Bottle Size: 75cl
ABV: 14.5%
Product Code: SPCA0032B17S
Delivery: Usually ships in 5-10 working days
£17.40

Awarded a high 17/20 on Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages , www.JancisRobinson.com (reviewed by Jancis herself) who described the wine as quoted below. Subsequently made Wine of the Week (WoW) on those same pages on 6th November 2020: click here for the full article on both this wine and a superb Verum white also awarded 17/20.

"Very pale garnet. Earthy, meaty nose. Fresh, floral aspect of Garnacha. Completely belies its alcoholic strength. There's a hint of white chocolate but masses of refreshing acidity. I'm tasting it straight from the fridge and it's responding well. I definitely wouldn't serve it too warm. Very persistent. Sui generis. Whoever would have thought this would have come from the plains of La Mancha? But presumably vine age plays an important part. It's so lovely now, I do wonder what happens with bottle age".

The origins of the López-Montero family in wine-making and distilling date back to 1788. It was then when the first of their wineries in Tomelloso was registered, which is still on the records at the local archives of the town. In 1963 Juan Antonio López Ramírez and María Victoria Montero established Altosa, a winery and distillery that continues to make and market wines and distilled spirits. In 2005, María Victoria, with her daughter, María Belén, and her sons, Juan Antonio, Pedro José and Elías, created Bodegas y Viñedos Verum. The brand encompasses the wines of the López-Montero family from the best vineyards and terroirs in their property.

Put simply, La Mancha's Bodegas Verum is an organic vineyard which produces mono-varietal wines from both traditional grapes and forgotten indigenous varietals such as Albillo Real and Tinto Velasco.

For this, the Ulterior Parcela #6, to quote the Jancis article, "it’s called Parcela 6 because it’s grown on plot 6 in El Romeral vineyard, which is at about 700 m elevation so presumably provides some relief from the frying-pan heat. Half the (hand-picked) grapes are destemmed and the mix given a cold soak for five days before alcoholic fermentation with ambient yeast in 5,000-litre stainless-steel tanks. The resulting wine is then aged in the famous tinajas (earthenware jars) for 11 months".

Verum puts its wines on sale when they are at the optimum moment for consumption;  nevertheless, you can store this wine up to 7 years after harvest.

100% Garnacha.

There's no better tasting note than Jancis's quote above!