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El Risco (75cl)


El Risco is a blend of Syrah with a dash of Garnacha and Bobal from old high altitude vineyards. Winemaking was very simple: the grapes are co-fermented, with a small proportion of whole bunches, and a short maceration. The resulting wine is spicy with wild berries and a smooth finish.

Grapes: Syrah (50%), Garnacha (25%), Bobal (25%)

Region: Calatayud, Spain

Alcohol: 14%

Tasting notes/pairing options: Pronounced plum, raspberry and herbs. Complex notes of spice and leather. Medium body with fine ripe tannins. Wild berries give way to a smooth spicy finish. 

Sustainable farming, suitable for vegans and vegetarians

The winemaking:

Grapes are handpicked. The three varietals are co-fermented with 20% whole bunch. Alcoholic fermention with wild yeasts lasts for around seven days with the temperature not exceeding 23 degrees. There’s gentle extraction followed by a short maceration. The wine is pressed off the skins into tank using only free run wine before it undergoes full malolactic fermentation. The wine is cold stabilised and given a fine earth filtration prior to bottling.

About Us

We are a close family business and are currently in our second generation. We are based on our natural lavender farm, Yorkshire Lavender in the North Yorkshire countryside.

So why wine?

With a member of our staff, Timi, a trained sommelier; it seemed crazy to let that enthusiasm and experience go to waste.

Wine starts in the ground! Just like lavender the correct soil, conditions and care are vital to grow excellent grapes to make exceptional wine.

Our commitment to our natural lavender farm along with Timi’s enthusiastic expertise has led to a developing interest in natural, organic, bio-dynamic wines.

Email: drinks@downtoearthwine.co.uk

Call us: 01653 648 008


100% no quibble refund guarantee:

If you don't like a wine, or it's corked or damaged, just let us know and we will refund.

N.B. If you have several bottles of the same wine that you want refunding, please don't open them as we'll come and collect them.