Tres Pueblos 2013 ('Three Villages')
Denominación de Origen: Vino de la Tierra Laujar-Alpujarra
‘Tres Pueblos’ is our blend of Macabeo (80%) and Viognier (20%) made from grapes grown on high-altitude vineyards within the beautiful Laujar Valley in Almería province.
Nestled between the mountain ranges of the Sierra Nevada and Sierra de Gádor, the winery sits perched on a hill above the three ancient villages of Láujar de Andarax, Fuente Victoria and Fondón, each with its own distinct church tower.
Tres Pueblos is made from grapes grown on two small parcels to the west and north-west of the three villages. Mineral-rich clay soil, nearly 3000 hours of sunlight per year and an impressive altitude of between 900-1000m, are three important factors that allow us to create a refreshingly distinctive wine.
The Macabeo vines are trained using the double cordon system. The Viognier grapes, which are certified as organic, are cultivated as bush vines (the goblet system). As with the grapes for our red wines, they are picked by hand during the early morning and at dusk. Harvest in this region of Almería will typically take place during late September.
The two varietals were co-fermented in stainless steel tank and the malolactic fermentation was blocked, resulting in a fresh and lively mouthfeel.
Medium bodied with expressive aromas of candied peel, melon and honeysuckle, luscious flavours of ripe pears and apricots with a fresh hint of lime, and an enduring finish.
"The best white wine I’ve tasted in Spain this year. Citrus fruit freshness, a lick of ginger, understated yellow rose aromas, just a touch of Granny Smith apple, an apricot richness and a long finish. Really refreshing."
Colin Harkness, International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) Agent for Spain