Garmon Continental 2018 Garmon Ribera del Duero (COMING SOON)

Garmon Continental 2018 Garmon Ribera del Duero (COMING SOON)

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Why We Love It:

Garmón Continental is owned by the García family (along with Bodegas Mauro and San Román Bodegas y Viñedos) demonstrating their commitment to ancestral, smallholder viticulture based on old vineyards. These sites share in common low vigour and are situated in high, cool, and continental riverside areas with a long maturity cycle. With Garmón Continental, the García family completed its unique trilogy of wineries in the Duero Valley – along with Mauro (in Tudela de Duero) and San Román (in Toro). A passionate and exclusive completely family-run vineyard project focusing on the Tempranillo/Tinto Fino variety.

Garmón is produced from a selection of 40 to 80-year-old vines grown in smallholdings in the eastern part of the Ribera del Duero region: Baños, Tubilla, La Aguilera and Anguix, on the right bank of the river; and Moradillo, on the left bank. New vines have been grown in Valbuena and Olivares since 2018.

The winery occupies an area of 2,000 square metres, distributed into different modular buildings surrounding a spacious central courtyard. In the centre of the winery lies the fermentation area with the capacity to produce 80,000 kilograms of grapes in 8.000-kilogram stainless steel vats. The grapes are gravity transferred to begin fermentation which occurs spontaneously using native yeast.

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Recipes:

Here are a few of our favourite pairings (with recipes) for this delicious wine:

Farmer’s Pork Sausage & Parsley Risotto – RECIPE
RIbeye w/ Mushroom-Port Pan Sauce – RECIPE
Lamb Chops w/ Balsamic-Raspberrry Sauce – RECIPE

Price:

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Tasting Notes:

“It’s easy to forget that the first vintage of Garmón was as recent as 2014, such is the quality of the wine, but the García family’s long-standing association with the region has certainly contributed to its success. Picked ten days later than the 2017, this is my favourite release yet, combining vineyards between 30 and 100 years’ old in Anguix, Baños de Valdearado, Moradillo and Tubilla. Chalky, balanced and effortlessly refined, with notes of red berries, fennel and spice, subtle oak and thrilling freshness. A truly great Ribera. 2022-35.”

98 out of 100 Points – Decanter (2022)

Garmon Continental 2018 Garmon Ribera del Duero

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