Zeta is Pegaso’s Cebreros village wine, produced from over 60-year-old, organically-farmed, bush-trained garnacha vines. It offers a vision of the clarity, harmony, and elegance of Cebreros garnacha, farmed by experienced hands. Garnacha grapes from vineyards planted on slate and granite soils are blended in this bottling, lending depth and fruit character. The vineyards included in the Zeta blend are El Robledillo, El Mojón, and El Presidente, which range in altitude between 890m to 920m. Pegaso wines are made with low intervention and minimal sulfur at bottling.
Vintage – 2019 was a warmer Mediterranean vintage, with above-average heat throughout the season but rainy during the harvest, which brought some relief. However, the high-altitude nature of their vineyards also provided excellent natural acidity to complement fruit intensity. The Pegaso wines are particularly on-point in the 2019 vintage, with incredible balance, freshness, and nuance, showing the varietal character and the texture provided by the granite soils. The 2019 Zeta is layered and precise, and its acidity makes it especially food-friendly.
Vinification – After a manual harvest, the wine is fermented with native yeasts in large, used open-top 5000L foudres and then aged six months in 500L French oak barrels of various origins and ages. It then spends a further six months in stainless steel tanks before it is fined traditionally with egg whites and bottled unfiltered.