Daniel Ramos, Jaèn ‘El Berrakin’Regular price €20,00
Daniel Ramos, Jaèn ‘El Berrakin’
CASTILLA Y LEÓN/Gredos Mountains
Ripe apple, grapefruit, hint of tannin, super fresh
|Food Pairing||Lamb Tagine|
High up in the Gredos mountains to the west of Madrid, Daniel Ramos is one of a group of maverick winemakers creating authentic expressions of garnacha – the informally-known Garnacha de Gredos.
Under his label Finca Zerberos, Ramos works about 15 hectares of old vines, ranging
from 50 to 100 years old. Fermentations are slow and spontaneous, and macerations are long.
The wines are neither fined nor filtered, and a range of vessels are used for ageing, from stainless steel to amphora to neutral oak.
Each cuvée is a dramatically different expression of this unique region.
Made with the jaen grape, more commonly used for brandy de Jerez production. Daniel adds complexity and texture with 17 days of maceration on the skins, followed by 5 months on lees.
Unfined and unfiltered, El Berrakin blanco shows green apple and grapefruit peel characteristics, with subtle green tea tannins and fresh salinity.