Alfredo Maestro - El Marciano 2018
El Marciano is made from old-vine Garnacha grown in Navarredondilla, a village located west of Madrid in the Sierra de Gredos mountains. Due to the high elevation of the vineyard site, the grapes were hand-harvested in early October, 50% de-stemmed, crushed and fermented with wild yeasts in steel vat with 20 day skin maceration, then raised in tank over winter and bottled in February without fining, filtration, or added SO2. El Marciano is an ethereal wine with powerful acidity, red fruit, and mineral notes; a great wine to pair with roast pork. The label is a nod to the many UFO sightings in this mountainous region.