Tinta de Toro, Arenisca by Manuel Cantalapiedra | 2017
Manuel Cantalapiedra works with incredibly old-vines of Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo) just outside of the Toro area in Rueda. His vineyards are certified organic, and his winemaking style favors "natural." Arenisca is a blend of un-grafted Tinta de Toro with 5% white grapes. Bottled unfined and unfiltered with a silky sway on the palate, Manuel brilliantly shows-off balance and freshness in a climate that can be brutally hot and unforgiving.