Project Description

Pegaso Barrancos de Pizarra 2016

Barrancos de Pizarra bottle
Barrancos de Pizarra label

Pegaso Barrancos de Pizarra 2016

The Pizarra vineyards are found on red metamorphic slate soils, which are unique to the village of Cebreros. Pizarra soil is found at an altitude above 950 meters, up to 1,200 meters, mainly with an eastern orientation. The wines from here have a unique expression: they are always fresh, complex, direct, and profound. Produced with over 60-year-old, bush-trained garnacha vines, yielding 15hl/ha from the vineyards of Arrebatacapas, La Redonda, La Curva, Fuente Fabian, and Presidente. The 2016 Pizarra is considered the finest vintage they have produced to date, with explosive aromatics and a complex structure. The farming at Pegaso is certified organic and the wines are made with low intervention and minimal sulfur at bottling.

Vintage – 2016 was an excellent, cooler year in Gredos, producing well-balanced wines of great aromatic intensity, well-developed fruit character, and structure for development in bottle. 2016 Pegaso Pizarra perfectly combines the power and ripeness of the vintage, with the freshness and balance of garnacha grown on red slate soils. The color is vibrant ruby; the nose is explosively floral and herbaceous, with excellent freshness from its nebbiolo-like acidity. The harvest began in mid-September, offering a balanced vintage with incredible potential for further development.

Vinification – Following a manual harvest, the grapes are fermented with native yeasts. The wine is then aged for 24 months in 400L and 500L French oak barrels sourced from different forests.

  • Site: La Curva, Arrebatacapas, and La Redonda at 950m to 1200m

  • Grapes: Garnacha

  • Vine Age: Over 60 years old

  • Soil: Red slate

  • Farming: Organic

  • Vegan: No

  • Suggested Retail: $55.00