Purulio Tinto (2017)
Region – Granada, Spain
Grapes - Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tempranillo, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot
Alcohol – 13%
Viticulture – Biodynamic
Suitable for vegans - Yes
Winemakers – Tomás Torcuato
Located on the north side of the Sierra Nevada Torcuato has two plots of land, one at 900m and the other at 1050m above sea level. The climate here is continental, with long hot summer days and cool nights. Snow is normal in winter. The two plots however each have their own microclimate. The vines of the lower plot are grown on clay and are relatively protected whereas the higher is an exposed plateau of red soil, more exposed, subject to snowstorms.
Purulio tinto is a mixture from the two plots and gives an interesting balance of the two terroirs. Torcuato’s family have been making wine in the region since 1890 though he is the first one in the family to use oak barrels, previously they used only clay amphorae.
This wine had full skin contact for 22 days with full clusters. Fermented with indigenous yeasts and fermeted for 1 year in oak barrels. This is everything you would want from a Spanish red in terms of structure, tannin and fruit - but with a bright, fresh zingy acidity to balance it all off at the end.