Old Vine Tempranillo
VDT Castile y Leon
The results of our first journey are to be found in Cabrito Oscuro. Meaning the "black goat", the name is a reflection of our desire to break the mould, stand out from the pack and to take the path less trodden. We journeyed to the little know region of Cigales and found a wonderful old bush vine vineyard planted in 1943.
We were helped on our first journey by revered winemaker Ana Martin to whom we owe a great debt for her patience and advice in finding the right sites and in making the wine with us.
Sourced from old vine, dry grown, bush vine Tempranillo grown in a single vineyard in the D.O of Cigales, Cabrito Oscuro belies the humble reputation of this area and reinforces the belief that many of Spain's best sites are still to become famous. The small, intense berries are filled with wild aromatics and robust tannins. The gentle, simple winemaking includes extended maturation in oak.
"Tiny yields and small berries make for potentially robust, burly wines and while Cabrito Oscuro possesses a firm structure, the fruit is balanced, pure and long. Oak is present, never dominating and acts to "season" the fruit, coaxing layer upon layer of complex flavours to flow."