From southwest Spain, around the
town of Jerez—near Cadiz—comes
this extremely rare red wine. Tintilla is
a grape thought to have been lost to
phylloxera 100 years ago, but star
Spanish winemaker Alberto Orte
recovered a few cuttings, and by using
the ‘Thumb and Caine’ pruning system,
Vara Y Pulgar was born! Bright and
beautiful on the nose with delicious red
fruit, its completely dry palate has size,
but not weight—and is an absolutely
refreshing and resplendent wine.
Lovely with lunch, grilled fish, or simply
to swirl and sip!
Region: Tierra de Cadiz, Spain