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Neblerío 2011

Province: Granada
Denominación de Origen: D.O.P Vino de Calidad de Granada

Vintage: 2011

‘Neblerío’ is our 100% Tempranillo made from grapes grown on high-altitude vineyards to the south-east of Alhama de Granada in Granada province.

The soil here is a striking red limestone, known locally as “Los Rojillos”. The influence of the nearby Sierra Nevada mountain range, and an extraordinary altitude of around 1000m above sea level, ensures the grapes ripen very slowly, helping to a create an elegant wine with soft, balanced tannins.

“Neblerío” is the name the local grape growers give to an atmospheric morning mist which provides the east facing vines with welcome moisture, before being dispersed by the rising sun and winds from the mountains.

The vines are trained using a double cordon system and the grapes are picked by hand, the pickers being careful to avoid the hours when the heat is at its highest, so as the grapes can be brought in during the cool of the early morning and as the sun fades at dusk. Harvest in this region of Granada will take place from late September onwards, often not ending until the second half of October, notably later than other winegrowing regions in southern Spain.

The wine underwent both its alcoholic and malolactic fermentations in stainless steel tanks. No oak was used, in order to allow the unique, high-altitude Tempranillo characteristics to really shine through.

This is a medium bodied wine with expressive aromas of blackberries and strawberry, flavours of ripe cranberry and redcurrant, and a bright finish of cherry with a hint of liquorice.

Reviews

"The reds of Bodegas Tierra Hermosa are rounded and relatively rich, yet without barrel ageing. They have complexity, depth and richness but without oak. There is flavour and aroma, but there is subtlety and elegance. Neblerío 2011 has a super fruit delivery.... blackberry and blackcurrant aromas and flavour. Full on the palate, though still lovely on its own"

Colin Harkness, The International Wine & Spirit Competition’s Agent for Spain

Neblerío 2011
Red Grapes
Alhama de Granada
Alhama de Granada Soil
Vineyard