During the micro vinification process, delicate care is taken so that the freshness of the grapes and the minerality remain intact, always staying true to their philosophy of minimal intervention.
Notes of red fruit, strawberries, blueberries and plum. Floral aromas of violets together with hints of chocolate and hazelnut. Really aromatic and opens up in the glass.
Congo takes its name from the Spanish idiom, “valer un Congo” akin to “costing an arm and a leg” which is what it takes to create a wine of this calibre.
Canopy was founded by Alfonso Chacón and Belarmino Fernández with the vision of creating organic, low-intervention wines that show nuance and character. Their wines have gained international praise for their purity and quality, as the famed Michel Bettane said in Shanghai, they represent the “renaissance of wines in Spain”.
Among the top wineries producing organic wines and recuperating ancestral Garnachas located at a high altitude in the beautiful "Sierra de Gredos” not far from Madrid.
The vision of these oenologists, interested in what the terroir and the grape represent, has placed their wines at the same level as the best low-intervention French wines, perfectly defined by the term “vin de garage”.
Their wines derive their authenticity straight from the land, by selecting the best vines, caring for them sustainably, clearly identifying each plot with only one or two barrels, and blending them in the bottle to create something out of this world.
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Ratings & Reviews
93 Points - Robert Parker (The Wine Advocate)
Luis Gutiérrez (Robert Parker reviewer for Spain) notes about this wine:
Made with a selection of grapes from the village of El Real de San Vicente. It fermented with stems after a 10-day maceration. It matured in 500 and 600-litre oak barrels until it was bottled in January 2017.
This is a wine they have only produced twice so far, in 2009 and 2015, and when they don't bottle it separately, it goes into the blend of Tres Patas.
They select the best two bunches from each plant (always from the same vineyard), so it's very labour intensive.
This shows the high ripeness of a very warm year (one of the warmest) with notes of candied fruit and an earthy and somewhat rustic nose.
It has a full body, with juicy fruit and abundant, fine tannins. This is evolving quite slowly in the bottle.