Tres Pueblos 2014 ('Three Villages')
Denominación de Origen: Vino de la Tierra Laujar-Alpujarra
‘Tres Pueblos’ is our blend of Macabeo (85%), Jaén Blanco (10%) and Viognier (5%) 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 three 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 refreshing and refined wine.
The Macabeo vines are trained using the double cordon system. The Jaén Blanco and Viognier grapes 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 three varietals were fermented separately in stainless steel tanks and the malolactic fermentation was blocked, resulting in a fresh and lively mouthfeel.
Medium bodied with floral aromas of honeysuckle and lychee, subtle flavours of pear and apricot, and a buttery finish of melon with a hint of lime.
"If you’re looking for fruit...then Tres Pueblos 2014 is certainly for you. It’s a subtle fruit cocktail, with apple, pear, apricot, some grapefruit citrus notes and a lovely floral fragrance. It has throughout an underscoring refreshing acidity so crucial to white wines, which enables the taster to enjoy every glass until the bottle is finished. If this wine wasn’t from such a limited production, it would easily take the place of many of the over-fruity, one dimensional Rueda wines that are nowadays so prolific."
Colin Harkness, The International Wine & Spirit Competition’s Agent for Spain