Using vines from family plots typically used to make wine for the houshold, the blend of grape varieties is chosen from vast experience of the local grape varieties hardiness to diseases and climate hazards. Traditionally several varieties are planted in the same vineyard, so they always ensured some good fruit, even during a spring frost, or humidity during summer that enhances fungal diseases.
Fresh and fruity, medium bodied. Fragant notes of mediterranean bush and fresh red fruits. Easy drinking yet plenty of complexity given by the oak, tinaja and stainless steel with its lees ageing.
When Ana and Iván got together for a party with some oenologist friends in 2007, they decided to make some wine and put it in a barrel. The results of this first vintage were astonishing and so Bodegas Gratias was born. After the success of the first vintage, they realised they had a chance to make a difference. In a region with a declining wine industry, Ana and Iván are on a mission to protect old vineyards of Bobal and other local varieties, championing the vinous heritage of the area. Hopefully not quixotically, they are keen to show that great wine can still be made here and that the region's traditions can survive and flourish into the future. These wines are artisinal and as natural as they come, being organically grown, fermented with natural occurring yeasts and minute sulphur additions, if any.