Gatito Loco Tinto Organic Rioja
- Brand Gatito Loco
- Bottle Size 75cl
- ABV 14%
- Vegetarians Yes
- Vegan Yes
- Organic Yes
- Vintage 2018
- Country Spain
- Country Region Rioja
- Grape Variety Tempranillo
- Closure Screwcap
Intro to Gatito Loco Tinto Organic Rioja –
Gatito Loco Tinto Organic Rioja is a bright fruit-bursting wine that stands out for its fruity aromas and fresh round black fruit flavours.
Full tasting note and wine making –
Gatito Loco Tinto Organic Rioja is a bright fruit-bursting wine that stands out from the crowd for its red and black fruits and liquorice aromas. On the palate it is full of fresh and round with a mulitutude of nuances supporting the black fruit flavours. No oak is used in the red’s ageing process, allowing only the organic fruit from the vineyard to shine through. This is exceptional value for a bright, fresh, modern masterpiece.
The grapea are harvested at night, then crushed and de-stemmed into 10 ton fermenters where the free run juice is drained off and cooled to 5 degrees to allow for a cold soak of seven to eight days. Some of the tanks are innoculated with selected commercial yeast strains as well as a couple which are allowed to utilise the winery’s natural yeast flora and ferment on their own. During fermentation the initial ferment is kept cool to allow the maximum of fruit flavours and then allowed to warm up towards the end, giving good extraction of vital tannins as well as giving palate weight. The wines are kept on skins for a further 12 days after a 15 to 20 day ferment.
It is a wine that emphasises the effect of vineyard practices over wine making at the bodega, which discards the hackneyed image of Rioja. Everything about this wine is intentionally provocative to challenge your view on what Rioja is.
deAlto craft wines in the best traditions of this classic region but fuse cutting-edge viticultural and winemaking techniques to create a modern interpretation of what they believe to be individual, pure expressions of the Rioja Baja vineyards that they call home.
It is beyond doubt that Rioja is one of the foremost wine regions in the world, but that doesn’t mean there is no potential to be tapped or no new approaches to be explored. The team behind de Alto definitely believe this and have been focusing more and more on what goes on in the vineyard than the bodega. Working with selected vineyards that have been converted and transformed into organic certified oases, the resulting wines are all about the fruit rather than winery and the ageing process. This ‘loco’ approach to the accepted Riojan wisdom has put the winery in stark contrast to the establishment and they seized their chance to create something fun, fresh and lively. Gatito Loco was born.
Drink with –
Pasta and meat dishes like bolognaise are ideal.
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