For the wine snob: Bernabeleva Navaherreros is the essence of San Martín Garnacha. It is a selection of the best fruit from the estates vineyards. San Martín de Valdeiglesias lies at the northwestern corner of the Viños de Madrid appellation in the Sierra de Gredos mountain range. The high elevation, deep soils of sand and granite, and old vines (50-90 years) produce Garnacha wines unlike anywhere else in Spain.The vineyards are worked manually. The soil is tilled with contributions of manure produced by Bernabeleva’s own cows. The only treatments used (only when absolutely necessary) are a dust of copper and sulfur. Pruning is done following the lunar cycle, particularly in plots which are destined to become single vineyard wines.
For the rest of us: 100% Garnacha. This wine has a very attractive nose of red berries and wild herbs, a vibrant palate with very fine tannins and the sparkling sensation of the granularity from the granite soils where the vines grow