Botijo Rojo

2022 Garnacha Blanca

BLEND | 100% Garnacha Blanca

VINEYARDS | Handpicked grapes from a dry farmed, certified organic vineyard with 25 year old vines belonging to Mario’s family. The soils are clay and sandstone with some pebbles at 450 meters elevation.

WINEMAKING | Wild yeast primary fermentation in stainless steel with elevage on the lees with batonnage for three months.

PRESS | 91+ WA
"Produced with white organic grapes from the same zone as the red version, the 2022 Botijo Blanco is pure Garnacha Blanca from dry-farmed vines on white limestone soils. It fermented in concrete with indigenous yeasts and matured in concrete with the fine lees and bâtonnage for five to seven months. It's varietal, waxy, fresh and balsamic, with a note reminiscent of bay leaf, amazing acidity and moderate alcohol and ripeness (13%). It has a bitter and salty twist in the finish, the tastiness of limestone." - Luis Gutierrez

TASTING NOTES | Garnacha Blanca can tend toward the heavy, oxidative side but with meticulous care in the vineyards (organic, dry farmed), harvesting early and a non-interventional approach in the winery, the Botijo Blanco coaxes out the vibrant citrus side of the varietal. A fresh, elegant surprise for sure and one that will stump even the best blind tasters.