Libre y Salvaje is an old winery located in the historic village of Almonacid de la Sierra. This unique enclave is characterized by its caves, mountain vineyards, old vines and organic farming. For this winery there is only one rule, to follow the law of nature. This wine remains on its skin for about 75 days in a mix of clay amphora and French oak. In the glass it is full of orange citrus zest, pomello, and overripe apple fruit aromas and flavours. There's a spicy complexity too with ginger hints but also an aromatic apple blossom and dried flower layer. Round on the palate with bright acidity to leave you with a refreshing finish.
Try this with roasted butternut squash and chilli pasta
The winery is in the historic town of Almonacid de la Sierra in the Algairén mountain range Algairé, D.O. Cariñena. Creating landscape wines which speak of a unique land is the essence and passion of Libre y Salvaje (Free & Wild). Freestyle, wild vines. Just one rule: follow the law of nature; minimal intervention to achieve maximum expression. High altitude vineyards of native varieties, old dry vines, and ecological agriculture. Wine is elaborated and aged following artisanal methods in wooden foudre, stainless steel, concrete and big clay jars in an old winery with caves for aging in an optimal natural environment. Rescue great abandoned vineyards of native varieties, recover a cellar with centuries-old caves and back to the past to look ahead. Because in life, the best is always free and wild.
Wine made from grapes White Grenache and Muscat of Alexandria White Grenache is located at an altitude of 650mts. on stony and pebble soils. The Muscat of Alexandria is another small plot located at 800mts. and 80 years of age. Grapes are manually harvested and sorted for quality at the vineyard. Stored in a refrigerated container to reduce the temperature by up to 10º. Second selection prior to vatting. Spontaneous fermentation and gentle extraction at a controlled temperature. Light pressing.
Both varieties are made and stored separately and remain in their skins for about 75 days. The White Grenache 18 months in clay jars/amphora, the Muscat of Alexandria 20 months in French oak barrels.