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2021 Five Fourths 5/4 Clarete

BLEND | 2 parts Cencibel (Tempranillo), 1 part Garnacha, 1 part Airen, 1 part Malvar

VINEYARDS | Cencibel, the local clone of Tempranillo, is uniquely suited to the harsh climate of the area with a smaller, more compact bunch size and thicker skin to withstand heavy winds. A selection of old bush vines (average of 50 years old) on limestone & clay soils at 750-800 meters on the meseta.

WINEMAKING | The four varieties were all hand harvested and cofermented with spontaneous whole cluster fermentation and elevage in amphora.

TASTING NOTES | Each variety lends its own characteristic to this fresh wine - soft tannin, cherry and liquorice from the Tempranillo; white pepper, sandelwood and cassis from the Garnacha; butterscotch, chamomile and thyme from the Malvar; and citrus, bergamot orange, and freshness from the Airen.

PRESS | 90+ WA "The young and unoaked 2021 Ercavio 5/4 was produced with the four local varieties from the zone, a co-fermentation of 40% Cencibel and 20% each Garnacha Tintorera, Airén and Malvar in used barrels with indigenous yeasts. So, it contains some 40% white grapes, but the wine is as dark (or darker!) as the rest of the reds, with a bright purple color and a spicy and somewhat exotic nose (curry?). It has a medium body and medium ripeness, good freshness (a pH of 3.4) and fine-grained, chalky tannins that make it quite serious. Only 900 bottles were filled in February without any added sulfites. The wine is clean, fresh and fruit-driven."