Navarra ‘Libido’ Tinto, Vinos David Sampedro Gil, Navarra DSG 2014
Vinos David Sampedro Gil, Rioja Alavesa & Navarra
DSG is the personal project of a spirited, dynamic oenologist by the name of David Sampedro Gil. David founded his own winery in 2003 producing wines in Navarra and in La Rioja. David displays an intimate knowledge of his vineyards and the soils in one of the higher areas in Rioja Alavesa, based in the small village of Elvillar. Here he produces wines under the DSG Vineyards name, as well as in Navarra, Sierra de Francia (Salamanca), Valencia, and the Mosel! He owns 9 hectares of new and old vineyards (planted between 1915 and 1999) in Elvillar on chalky and chalk-clay soils. These limestone-rich soils, while unable to support other types of agriculture, have been vital in supporting vines and here impart a certain elegance, power, and freshness to the grapes. He has been using organic farming methods since 2000, with his ‘La Revilla’ and ‘Tajo’ vineyards worked according to Biodynamic tenets. In Navarra, he owns the single vineyard estate of Pasolasmonjas.
Cherry color of medium intensity and pink border. Powerful and rich nose, well stocked with red and black fruits (blueberries, strawberry puree) and lactic notes. Very tasty and fruity in the mouth, concordance between aroma and flavor. Good structure with its just point of meatiness.
Grape: 100% Garnacha Tinto