Rufete is at the heart of the Sierra de Salamanca D.O., a tiny viticultural area and one of the youngest Spanish D.Os, located in the Sierra de Francia mountains. Within this denomination, La Zorra stands out as the most quality-driven, forward-thinking winery.
Agustin Maillo is dedicated to elevating the native grape of his home to the status it deserves. The owner of a restaurant in the small town of Mogarraz, his family has always made a little wine, but it was only a few years ago that Agustin decided to start working on a commercial scale.
From 60+ year old vines on granite and slate soils, he carefully crafts three cuvées. La Zorra is a 50/50 blend of Rufete and Aragones (the local name for Tempranillo), this blending being typical of the area.
Temperature controlled fermentation with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks. Aged for 10 months in a combination of French and American oak barrels before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.