MÀQUINA & TABLA RED
2013 Garnacha and Tinta de Toro
|Grapes||Tinta de Toro, Garnacha|
Pungent rich Grenache notes dominating the nose, ripe damson, raspberry, creme de mure, some pepper, bold and full and chocolaty. The palate is similarly full and rich with dark fruit extract, sinew and grip, ripe damson, blackberry, chocolate and pepper. Full, broad and uncompromising, yet utterly delicious. L&S (Jan 2016)
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Màquina & Tabla
It was an exciting day when we first discovered these brilliant wines, and we are delighted to be introducing them to the UK and share the joy - each wine has an incredible sense of identity and real pow! Yet all done with such charm and restrained style, they just make you smile. Pure, elegant, expressive and so, so drinkable - this is exciting stuff. They look absolutely beautiful too - could this be the perfect package from Spain!?
'Màquina & Tabla' is the brainchild of a dynamic duo - Oriol the winemaker and Susana, who is the creative genius behind the marketing and presentation. They are a tiny family business that began in 2012 in Castilla y León. Their focus is in the details, and they believe in a high quality wine that is always respectful of the land and nature. Their project started from scratch, travelling around the region looking for the oldest and most peculiar vineyards. All their grapes are cultivated bio-dynamically, grown currently in rented vineyards.
Oriol the winemaker describes himself as having been an "oenopath" who, slowly but surely, became more and more interested in winemaking, a passion that turned into a profession during the 2000 harvest in Clos Mogador. Since then as a winemaker he has lead, or taken part in, several projects, including with Vinya l'Hereu, Heretat Montrubí, Els Jelipins and Prieto Pariente. Now, with this project he says he is 'happier than a kid in a candy shop'. Susana comes from the world of arts and entertainment, having been a Creative Editor in publishing, audiovisual and new media for Prisa, Planeta and RBA, while conceptualizing new ideas, she has managed teams and projects, as well as coordinated communication and production for small projects related to art and music. Now she's bringing all of her experience and energy to Màquina & Tabla. The striking label designs by Joan Josep Bertran perhaps need a tiny bit of explanation, and you can read more about them here http://www.maquina-tabla.com/about.
A surprising nose on this Toro of sliced strawberries, garrigue and dry flowers. Full and juicy with pretty tannins and a fresh profile that is unexpected for the region. Super drinkable and delicious. Made from very old tinta de toro (tempranillo) and garnacha. Drink now. Rating: 93-93 James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com (Dec 2016)
Garnacha and Tinta de Toro. In Toro, Valladolid, on the River Duero's north bank, we leased 8ha of old ungrafted vines of Tinta de Toro and Garnacha, grown in biodynamic deep sands. (Demeter certified). The harvest is done in several passes with the idea of harvesting to perfect maturity. We barrel 50% de-stemmed, whole bunches of grapes, without adding any foreign element and in low temperatures for more than six weeks. The aging is in oak barrels until the next harvest. Winemaker's notes (Jan 2016)
Staring at the Toro Duero, we felt as if we were in Chateauneauf-du-Pâpe; the smoothness and fragrance of the old Garnachas playing with the ungrafted weight and structure of the Tinta vine, maybe a hint of white, a tiny crop… Volume and silk. Winemaker's notes (Jan 2016)
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