El Hato y El Garabato, Eclectico Puesta en Cruz 2019
Get to know: El Hato y El Garabato, Eclectico Puesta en Cruz
An exciting and unusually delicious Spanish wine here made using Rabigato (Puesta en Cruz) fruit grown on abandoned old vines. Rabigato is one of the oldest grape varieties but quite rarely seen as a single variety. Fermented in stainless steel and aged on lees for a short period, the wine is bursting with fresh citrus acidity and aromatics with apple, pear and lemon fruit with a light tropical note. Creamy richness and smoky complexity comes from the lees, and it shows great balance finishing with refreshing minerally acidity and a light saline hint.
Try this with a fresh dish of Seabream crudo, green tomato and fermented chilli
Moving away from previous careers, both José and Liliana have spent several years travelling the world together, learning their crafts. Inspired by culture and history, their goal was of returning to their homeland and continuing the winemaking traditions of their Grandparents.
José is the winemaker and viticulturist. To name only a couple, he has worked at Dominio del Bendito, in Toro, and Niepoort Vinhos, in the Douro. They have both also lived and worked in the Barossa Valley, Australia, and California. Liliana is the other half of this energetic duo, with a Masters degree in wine business managment. Together, and with the help of their kids and close friends, they have embarked on their adventure.
The name 'El Hato Y El Garabato' comes from a Don Quixote quote, meaning 'to bet it all', every last bit!