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Punk was born in the 1970s as an independent cultural movement. It was a critical counterculture discourse that focused on non-conformity and independence along with do-it-yourself views. Half a century later the movement still resonates, and in wine as well. Leco Punk reflects these ideals. This wine is produced with minimalist organic agriculture and expresses a unique identity with the full blast varietal flavors of the Tempranillo grape from Rioja. It refuses to conform or sell-out!
Organic viticulture without synthetic or artificial additives, chemicals, herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers or genetically-modified products or organisms. Grapes are cold-soaked during pre-maceration in stainless steel tanks. Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel at a cold temperature below 25ºC (75ºF) with light pumpovers to favor color extraction and concentration of aromas. Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Minimal intervention to produce an unambiguous organic Tempranillo. Pure fruit from Rioja at full blast. Simplicty at its best. Hand-harvested in early October.
Varietal: 100% Organic Tempranillo
Vineyards: High altitude, family vineyards located in different villages of Rioja Alta and western Rioja Oriental
Soil: Gravel and sand soils
Elevation: 450- 700 meters
Color: Red of medium intensity with purple rim, denoting its youth.
Aromas: Medium intensity aromas of red and blue forest fruit: blackberries, raspberries and strawberry, as well as black liquorice and herbs.
Flavor: Fruit-forward and fresh, full-bodied and with a long finish.