Celler del Roure ‘Vermell’ Garnacha Tintorera-Mando 2018

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Celler del Roure, DO Valencia - subzone Clariano 'Terres dels Alforins'
Rare Valencian varieties, carefully made to retain freshness, then aged in tinajas in a bodega fonda (large clay jars buried in an underground cellar). Below, Pablo Calatayud (with his father Paco).
Celler del Roure 'Vermell' Garnacha Tintorera-Mandó blend
30% Mandó, 70% Garnacha Tintorera grown at 550 metres. 70% de-stemmed, 3-5 days maceration, fermentation in stainless, 4 months in clay.

It's all bright, buzzy and electric-energetic, red currant, barberry and pomegranate in red dirt. Light cherry sweetness settles into the savoury spread of cola root, earthen tannin, and dotted with soft, dry earthen spices. Beautifully balanced on fine natural acid.  Incredible wine for the money, it's light, savoury and stylish, finishing chalky and herbal. A banging Big Rosie! Scott Wasley - The Spanish Acquisition

The red 2018 Vermell had just been bottled when I tasted it. This is the entry-level red of the old-style range produced exclusively with local grape varieties and aged in amphorae. 2018 was a year of low alcohol but also some challenges, which meant they had to sort the grapes for this blend of 70% Garnacha Tintorera and the rest Mandó. It feels like this Vermell is lighter and is getting closer to Safrà, as it's floral and delicate, with a medium-bodied palate, fine tannins and great balance. They keep fine-tuning their wines, controlling the power, making them subtler. LUIS GUTIERREZ, eRobertparker.com

30% Mandó, 70% Garnacha Tintorera grown at 550 metres. 70% de-stemmed, 3-5 days maceration, fermentation in stainless, 4 months in clay.