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2020 Tempranillo - Santos Brujos

The Santos Brujos Estate:

- Santos Brujos is one of the few wineries in the region that has taken the steps to become certified organic and biodynamic. Certified by the CCOF, USDA and Demeter, they perhaps more dedicated to this approach than anyone else we have seen thus far. Even the name "Santos Brujos", which translates to "Saintly Witches" makes reference to the practice prescribed by Rudolf Steiner, (the founder of Biodynamic farming) by which the amendments to the soil and plants are prepared and stirred at length by hand. 

- All wines come from estate vineyards that are organically and biodynamically farmed. 

- All of the wines are made in a 'natural' style with native yeast fermentation, no additives, and have very minimal sulfites added at bottling for stability. 

Total production: 5 wines, 2,000 cases

2020 Tempranillo - Santos Brujos

$41.99Price
  • Tasting Notes and Drinking Window:

    The most polished and elegant Tempranillo from this estate which is pushing the quality of natural wine higher and higher, this reads as an Old-World wine with a mineral component that could only be Valle de Guadalupe. The overall structure has an amplitude and balance that indicates it will age gracefully for 10 to 15 years in the bottle. Tempranillo is one of the grapes emerging from this region as king and many would argue that Santos Brujos is leading the way in its premium expression. This vintage is the best example to date.

    1,200 cases made

    Drinking window: upon release - 15 years

  • Vintage:

    2020

  • Blend:

    100% Tempranillo 

  • Producer:

    Santos Brujos 

  • Winemaker:

    Luis Pecina Garcia - Spanish born, lives in Mexico 

  • Vineyards:

    Valle de Guadalupe - Estate vineyards, located in the center of the valley approximately 10 miles from the Pacific at an elevation of 950 ft. Soils are a sandy clay marl. 

  • Winemaking:

    Wine is fermented on native yeasts in French oak barrels, racked and aged in new French oak for 12 months. Bottled unfiltered. 

    Sulfites: 13 ppm 

  • Farming:

    Biodymamic, organic, sustainable

  • Alcohol:

    13.5%<