I love this kind of project! The winemaker here is moonlighting from his day job at a historic Rioja winery, making just a few barrels for fun. David González is orginally from the Arlanza area of Burgos in north central Spain. It's an area that has been growing wine a long time, but isn't really on the map. David and 3 of his friends have got together and rented a couple of special vineyards and are nursing these back to production, whilst making the wine in one of their garages. I visited in January 2015 and can testify that this really is a "Garage Wine".
The vineyards are high up, up to 1005m / 3300ft, which gives the grapes good colour and natural acidity. It's also a crazy field blend, which David says is traditional in the area - in this case Tempranillo, Mencía and Garnacha. This wine is made in tiny quantities and is really just for winelovers only. Leaner than neighbouring Ribera, the Tempranillo core has good freshness and the wine shows some interesting floral notes plus hints of liquorice and wild herbs.
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