Jimenez-Landi VT Castilla y Leon 'El Reventon' 2009
Juicy, varietal Garnacha from Central Spain; bright, fruit-forward, and insanely refreshing. Fruit is hand harvested and grown organically, undergoing a 2-7 cold maceration before fermentation begins. Partial whole cluster adds texture and spice, with a combination of old vine fruit bringing concentration and weight. Drink now or age for another 5-10 years.
One of the 'big three' European wine giants along with France and Italy, but perhaps the one with the most untapped potential, with many ascendant regions and producers just now finding an audience.