Safrà is another wine in the project based on the traditions of the Alforins area. Produced from the native grapes Mandó and Garnacha Tintorera. Unlike the other reds matured in earthen jars, the Mandó was harvested before it is fully mature and vinified in the old part of the winery in inox containers using indenous yeasts, with a third of the grapes being whole bunches. After fermentation, the wine rests for six months in the earthenware jars of the old Bodega Fonda.
This wine is fluid...with more akin to a white wine and more alive, with fresh and bright fruit aromas and a pleasant balsamic sensation.
Celler del Roure have become the pioneer of quality wine in Valencia. Owner Pablo Calatayud is committed to nurturing and championing the indigenous varieties of the region, most notably the Mando and Verdil grapes, both of which have been on the edge of extinction. Pablo has realised that they are worth saving and, treated properly, can create wines of wonderful quality, freshness and concentration. Paying meticulous care in the vineyard and winery reduces the need for sulphur additions meaning his wines are verging on "natural". Whilst in the cellar he makes use of Spanish amphorae called tinajas to ferment some of his wines to preserve their characteristic freshness and elegance creating pure and delicious wines with distinct flavours.