Project Description

Pegaso Zeta 2018

Zeta bottle
Zeta label

Pegaso Zeta 2018

Zeta is the Cebreros village wine, produced from over 60-year-old, organically-farmed, bush-trained garnacha vines. It offers a clear picture of the clarity, harmony, and elegance of Cebreros garnacha, farmed by experienced hands. The slate and granite soils are blended in this bottling, lending depth and fruit character. The vineyards are Villaescusa, El Robledillo, El Mojón, and El Presidente which range from 890m to 920m in altitude. Pegaso wines are fermented with native yeasts and made with low intervention and minimal sulfur at bottling.

Vintage – 2018 was a slightly colder year than average, with a fairly cool spring and a mild summer. Spring rains refreshed the typically dry region, which contributed to slower, gentle ripening. This resulted in more color, softer tannins, good acidity, and a great balance. 2018 is definitely one of the best vintages of the last 10 years in Cebreros. September 13 marked the beginning of the harvest.

Vinification – After a manual harvest, the wine is spontaneously fermented by native yeasts and 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 bottling.

  • Site: Villaescusa, El Robledillo, El Mojón, and El Presidente at 890m to 920m

  • Grapes: Garnacha

  • Vine Age: 60+ years old

  • Soil: Granite

  • Farming: Organic

  • Vinification: Spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts in barrel

  • Aging: Six months in 500L French oak barrels and six months in stainless steel tanks

  • Vegan: No

  • Suggested Retail: $24.00 (750ml)