Plot: Viña la Estrella in the Pago de Benavente, Sierra de Montilla.
Soil type: Alberos de tosca de antehojuela (very white, airy soil typical from our region). Clay loam texture.
Características de la parcela: 520m of altitude. 13%. slope. West-facing.
Variety: Pedro Ximénez. Century-old vines. Final year of life 2021.
Viticulture: Minimum tillage. Prioritization of efficiency control labors and canopy ventilation by green pruning. Integrated production.
Harvest date: 20/08/2021
Elaboration:Manual harvest of grape bunches. Destemming and crushing. Soft pressing in a pneumatic press and cold settling of the must for 24-48 hours. Tinaja (3000L concrete vessel) fermentation with temperature control. Ageing on fine lees, and biological ageing under veil of flor for 11 months.
Nº of bottles: 1974
Tasting Notes: To the eye, pale with greenish highlights. On the nose, a wine that is subtle yet deep. It combines herbaceous hints with mineral and pastry notes. In the mouth, it presents a vertical profile, with great salinity and length.
Century-old plot uprooted in 2021, with unrivalled views of the Sierra de Montilla. These bottles, sadly, are a testament to its final harvest.
LOS INSENSATOS PHILOSOPHY
Los Insensatos is not only a trade name with an engaging and playful approach that identifies a new oenological project located in DO Montilla-Moriles; it’s a statement of intent that comes from 6 friends that wish to promote a substantial change through a reformulation of the way of making and conceiving our wines: revolution starts from within.
SOIL AND CULTIVATION IN ESSENCE
“We work passionately to make unique and high-quality wines: we want to share them, build intense experiences and enjoy them to their fullest.”