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Rico Nuevo Garnacha 2021


Rico Nuevo is a relatively new player in the Spanish wine scene, but they’re already making plenty of waves. The winery is right near Leon in the heralded Gredos Region. I’d call them ‘under the radar’ but all eight wines they submitted to Parker’s Wine Advocate got at least a 90-point score. That’ll help spread the word pretty quickly.

The key to success here is the region of Gredos itself as well as the 77-year old Garnacha vines that the winery taps into. The region is known for making a more savory, higher toned expression of Garnacha, but Rico Nuevo really epitomizes that elegance.

They divide their own property with 40 micro parcels, all along the highest elevations of the north side of the Gredos Mountains. Here everything is organic and biodynamic and they’re very hands off in the vineyard, letting the gnarly old-vines do all the talking. It works so well.

We have their baseline ‘Garnacha’ today, a grenache made from granitic parcels in the Alberche Valley. It’s a big wine with lots of primary fruit but also a minerality from the rocky, granite soil and some floral notes that are unique to this regio

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92 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Their regional Garnacha 2021 Rico-Nuevo was produced with grapes on granite soils from different vineyards in the villages of Burgohondo and El Barraco. This is subtle and pure, defined and clean, with moderate alcohol and ripeness, vibrant and fresh, with the fine granularity of the granite soils. They had to sort and select the grapes because it was a wet harvest, then fermented with some full clusters (less than in 2020) and kept the wine in stainless steel until bottled. There is a big jump in quality in this cuvée. And it’s a bargain.

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