2020 Los Conejos Malditos Tempranillo Carbónico, Spain
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100% Cencibel (Tempranillo)
Bright and juicy, with notes of plum, cinnamon stick, black cherry and red currant counter-balanced with crisp tannin, clove and spice on the finish.
Más Que Vinos was founded in La Rioja in 1998 when three friends - Margarita Madrigal, Alexandra Schmedes and Gonzalo Rodriguez - met. Three winemakers, each one with extensive winemaking experience. Seeing the great potential of the vineyards in Gonzalo’s hometown of Dosbarrios (outside Toledo), they launched their personal winery project rescuing old plots of indigenous grape varieties and moving to all organic viticulture. They renovated the old family winery (from 1851) and in 2007 constructed a new modern winery in nearby Cabañas de Yepes. This light-bodied Spanish red comes from organic, 50 year old vineyards outside Toledo in the region of Tierra de Castilla. Spontaneous whole cluster fermentation in a small stainless steel tank. The cheeky name and label refer to the threat the local rabbits pose to the vineyards! The biggest threat to these old vines are not the extreme conditions they face each year - whipping winds, blistering heat, bitter cold, lack of rain - it is rabbits. Cute as they may be, the destruction they cause is massive - taking out entire hectares of vineyards each year. Remember that when taking in that label art!