Pairings: Vegetarian Dishes, Poultry, Salmon, or Pork served with root vegetables or seasonal vegetable options. It is medium-bodied, ripe, with bright acidity, and shows notes of damson plums, spice, and earth. A very versatile & affordable high-quality red!
About: Founded in 1945 by Francisco Martinez Bermell, Vera de Estenas has been crafting wines from its 47 hectares of estate fruit since its inception. Situated at 800m elevation near the mouth of the Estenas river near the foot of the Sierra del Remedio mountains, their en vaso-trained vineyards run northwest to southeast along a broad swath of calcareous clay soils. Summer brings scorching heat, but a cooling wind called the Solano brings relief, and nighttime temperatures can drop substantially due to the high elevation, helping to preserve acidity in the grapes. Under the current leadership of Felix Martinez, Vera de Estenas is producing some of the region’s most compelling wines, from Bobal vines as old as 100 years.