This blend of Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tintilla de Rota and Petit Verdot creates a light, fruity and very fresh wine.
A natural wine, without any kind of additives, elaborated without losing the lively, youthful and easy to drink character that a young red wine should have.
After a manual harvest of all the red varieties the juice undergoes a semi-carbonic maceration technique that is used to give it even more freshness and lightness; followed by malolactic fermentation in the same stainless steel tanks. Bottled unfiltered with no barrel aging.
17 points – Jancis Robinson
Gold Medal – Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition
Silver Medal – IWSA 2022
Deep garnet colour; ripe red and black fruit (raspberry, blackberry, blueberry and blackcurrant). A dry wine with a striking entry, elegant, silky, keeps the red and black fruit character on the palate – an intense flavour without being heavy, with very balanced tannins. Jammy and riper or cooked fruit evolve on the finish. Very light drinking given its abv.
It is perfect for any type of food and at any time – or nibbles such as fried and salted almonds, nuts, cashews and dried fruit such as sultanas.
About the Producer
Bodegas Campestral has, since 2016, been building and developing a unique wine project. It is a dream built from scratch with great enthusiasm, perseverance, will and effort by Andrés Troya, an entrepreneur who has always been in love with wine.
Campestral is sited in El Encanto – a high level rural tourist complex – on the outskirts of Arcos de la Frontera where the winery and vineyards are located: the designated zone of Arcos-Algar (Sierra de Cádiz) is 35k east of Jerez town. The destiny of this estate has always been to produce a good wine since the Romans in the second century BC and produced wine in these parts.
Campestral wines are produced in an artisanal way following a natural and ancestral system.
Theirs is to return to traditional and ancient methods to make natural wines – they will not use additives or added products in any wine (artificial yeasts and nutrients, chemicals, etc). This is allied, though, to modern facilities with state-of-the-art machinery that allows precise working at the appropriate temperatures in each wine-making process.
Their approach necessitates wines only being made with healthy and natural (organicly grown) grapes. Their team meticulously care the vineyards throughout the year with the sole objective of obtaining healthy and magnificent fruit to be able to produce the best wines.
Whilst the Palomino grapes for the white and rose wines come from Trebujena in the north of Jerez, the red varieties Tintilla de Rota, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grow nearby in a unique microclimate generated by the geographical location and proximity to the Guadalcacín reservoir, the Sierra de Grazalema and the Guadalquivir valley. This, along with the chalky albariza soils, results in grapes with a very special personality leading to wonderful wines of concentrated character, but with plenty of nuance.