100% Garnacha Tintorera
It was a revelation to uncork this bottle. Not because music came out as we did so, as it almost did, but because this was a different wine, brimming with the qualities that delight the most curious wine lover. Juan Luis Recio –El Buen Vivir blog, Digital Journalist
Quique González is without doubt one of Spain’s most interesting performers and he has become a genuine benchmark for the singer-songwriters of today who see him as a clear example of artfulness and consistency. Every Quique González song exudes strength and sincerity. Salitre 48 is without doubt one of his best albums. Raw, direct and concise at the same time as being sensitive and subtle. Adjectives that we can also use for the wine that honours him. Picota cherry in colour with an intense robe.
A highly expressive, intense and complex nose: ripe dark fruits, creamy, toasted, truffle, liquorice. Elegant and silky on the attack, with perfectly integrated tannins and good acidity. Lots of fruit and a mineral edge. .
Salitre is made only in exceptional years. In fact, the first vintage we brought out was the 2009 one and we have been unable to repeat it since then. The key to this wine lies mainly in two factors. On the one hand, the grape variety: the Garnacha Tintorera used for this wine is an extremely high quality grape from a small vineyard that is over 70 years old and from which only 1,800 bottles have been able to be produced. On the other hand, the wine-making method: a traditional method involving enormous care, using small tanks, in which manual pumping over is carried out by expert hands. The malolactic fermentation is carried out in new barriques of French oak in which the wine spends 9 months.