Andrés Valiente and his son Rodolfo formed Viñedos & Bodegas Vegalfaro in 1999. The name Vegalfaro comes from a combination of the word “vega,” meaning a lowland meadow or stretch of alluvial soil, with the historic name of their winery property, Casa Alfaro.
Bodegas Vegalfaro cultivates 60 hectares (148 acres) of low-yielding vines that fully conform to the strict requirements of Ecological Farming established by the European Union. The winery has never utilized artificial products in its vineyards, so soils are alive with a prolific variety of microfauna. These microscopic organisms are very important for the decomposition of organic material, as well as for the absorption of nutrients through a symbiotic relationship with the vine roots.
Caprasia in Iberian meant “the land of the goats.” The Caprasia brand pays tribute to a time when wild goats ran free and the native Iberian people practiced viticulture between the Sierra Cabrillas mountains and the Cabriel river.
VARIETALS 100% Bobal
TECHNICAL DATA Alcohol 14.5%Total acidity 5.33 g/l
APPEARANCE Deep cherry red.
NOSE Pronounced, aromatic intensity of dark mature fruit and subtle toasted-oak notes.
PALATE Very fresh on the palate with sweet, plentiful close-woven tannins, a muscular weighty body, inviting acidity and a persistent, glossy finish of dark fleshy damson and ripe black plums.
AGEING 14 months in French and Hungarian oak barrels; portion of wine spends 6 months in 150-liter terracotta amphora.
PAIRING Medium cheeses, roasted lamb or chicken and seared tenderloin.
READINESS FOR DRINKING Drink now.
91pts James Suckling
90pts Wine Spectator