Vinos Ambiz Airen La Carabana
Region: Sierra de Gredos
Vinos Ambiz is the project of Fabio Bortolomei who grew up in Scotland to Italian parents before moving to Madrid 20 years ago. He works with a number of under-rated indigenous varieties including Dore, Malvar, Airen, Albillo and Chelva. He vinifies with a bare minimum of intervention in the winery using a mixture of amphora, stainless steel, plastic, oak and concrete, rarely producing more than a 1000 bottles of each cuvee.
This is Airen from a small plot in La Carabana, the very first vineyard Fabio worked with back in 2003, it's packed with pithy grapefruit, ripe quince and touches of spiced poached pear.