A smooth and silky finish characterize this supple tempranillo from la Tierra de Castilla. Aromas of dark fruits (figs, dates, plums, and baked blackberries) leap out of the glass and entice the nose. Serve this with slow-roasted sirloing with balsamic caramelized onions (solomillo espanol) or as an accompaniment to albondigas.
|In 1998, 3 winemakers and friends Margarita Madrigal, Gonzalo Rodriguez and Alexandra Schmedes founded MAS QUE VINOS - a wine consulting firm, taking them to work for wineries across Spain. Their expierence is based on many years of work in Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Italy, Germany, France and South Africa.
In 1999 they came to Dosbarrios (Toledo), Gonzalo’s hometown. Seeing the great potential of the vineyards of the area they launched their own winery project, BODEGAS ERCAVIO, basing their philosophy on the use of the indigenous grape varieties to make high quality wine. They renovated an old family winery (from 1851) and in 2007 the construction of the new winery in Cabanas de Yepes (a short distance from Dosbarrios) was completed.
The area of the villages Dosbarrios and Cabanas de Yepes is called the Meseta de Ocana and is located 60 km. east of Toledo. The climate is continental. Winters are very cold and dry and summers are very warm. Due to the high altitude (750 meters) the warm summer days are accompanied by cool nights - ideal conditions for perfect ripening of the grapes.
The main varieties are Cencibel (Tempranillo), Garnacha and Airen. Currently 20 hectars are planted in the Finca Horcajo and they are cultivated organically.