Te Quiero Organic Field Blend,
Don’t judge this on price: This would be considered a ‘craft wine’ from any other country. At just £99 per dozen this is a real wine love story.
From the wine growers at Vinos Más Buscados ‘Most Wanted’ we bring you Te Quiero or ‘I Love You’
Inspired by Spain’s largely untapped fine wine resources, friends, colleagues and Masters of Wine, Fergal Tynan and Giles Cooke set off on a journey to find the unsung heroes of Spain, be they regions, growers or winemakers. Fergal’s interest in wine terroirs and Giles’ instincts for flavour, led them to unearth great Spanish wines whose stories were untold. Each wine is hand made. Each wine reflects the personality of the land and the subtle imprint of man in varying degrees.
Sourcing fruit from small plots of older, native varieties such as Graciano, Monastrell, Tinto Velasco the growers have preserved out of a sense of pride and interest in their history to bring together lots of things that we “love” about Spain, from the dry grown bush vines seemingly being watered by magic, amongst the abundant saffron croci that are common across La Mancha.
The small amount of these grapes that remain means it is not possible to vinify them separately so the grapes tend to be harvested together as a Field Blend. Today we recognise more and more the value of this diversity and the wealth of flavours of some of these older varieties when they come together in a blend.
After two months in old French oak, the wine leaves the barrel a deep intense purple colour, rich ripe, spiced and brambly. The fruit is not over ripe and the tannins are soft and mouth-filling with a lively finish.