Curro Barreño and Jesús Olivares tend to tiny parcels of old vines on the granitic slopes of the Gredos Mountains. They are reviving Garnacha, Albillo and Moscadel vineyards, ranging from 30 to 80 years vine age, at high altitudes of 700-850 metres. Winemaking is very low tech and traditional, and the wines are a brilliant example of what this up and coming region can produce.
This wine is 100% Albillo Real - one strain of the ‘Albillo’ white grape found in the north east of Spain. Further north, in Austria, the grape is known as ‘Chasselas Blanc’. The Ca di Mat Albillo comes from a selection of old vine plots around the village of San Martin de Valdeiglesias. The vines are planted on the three different kinds of granite found in the area, lending complexity to the wine. Fermentation is in old French oak, where the wine rests for 8 months before bottling.