|Grape/Varietal : Granacha, Pais, Malvasia||Color : Rose|
|Origin : Spain||Bottle Size : 75cl|
|Region : Castilla Y Leon||ABV : 13.5%|
|Vintage : 2017||Natural Factor: Biodynamic, Demeter|
‘Màquina & Tabla’ is the brainchild of a dynamic duo – Oriol the winemaker and Susana [Illa], who is the creative genius [behind the] marketing and presentation. They are a tiny family business that began in 2012 in Castilla y León. Their focus is in the details, and they believe in a high quality wine that is always respectful of the land and nature. Their project started from scratch, travelling around the region looking for the oldest and most peculiar vineyards. All their grapes are cultivated biodynamically, grown currently in rented vineyards.
‘Oriol the winemaker describes himself as having been an “oenopath” who, slowly but surely, became more and more interested in winemaking, a passion that turned into a profession during the 2000 harvest in Clos Mogador. Since then as a winemaker he has lead, or taken part in, several projects, including with Vinya l’Hereu, Heretat Montrubí, Els Jelipins and Prieto Pariente.
‘Now, with this project he says he is “happier than a kid in a candy shop”. Susana comes from the world of arts and entertainment, having been a creative editor in publishing, audio visual and new media for Prisa, Planeta and RBA, while conceptualising new ideas. She has managed teams and projects, as well as coordinated communication and production for small projects related to art and music. Now she’s bringing all of her experience and energy to Màquina y Tabla.
The goal with the Paramos de Nicasia Clarete is to renew a centuries-long tradition of making vinous pink wines by blending the free run juice of both red and white grapes. The resultant style leans decidedly towards the white side of the spectrum and is far more ageable, durable and serious than most pink wines – this is why we prefer to call this style Clarete, rather than Rosado. Etymology aside, the Clarete from Maquina Y Tabla is sourced from their 8 hectare vineyard located outside Villaester within the D.O. of Toro. Called Pasiego, this site is a mix of 50-60 year old, ungrafted vines of Tinta del País, Garnacha and Malvasía on a sandy soil over a clay limestone subsoil. The color of this wine comes from the natural hue of the free run juice of a blend which is roughly equal parts of the three varieties found in Pasiego.
Pairs Well With:
Feta, spinach, mint and quinoa tartelettes.
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