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.
Rebel.lia rebels against the rules, but without breaking them, and is free to express itself as it has behaved that year, always faithful to its philosophy of expressing the vintage.
Certified organic and vegan.
VARIETALS 65% Tempranillo, 35% Garnacha Tintorera
Total acidity 5.5 g/l
APPEARANCE Deep ruby colour with purple hues.
NOSE Medium intensity of red fruits, wild herbs and scrub with subtle of toast and smoke.
PALATE Fresh and clean driven by mature red fruit that fills the mouth with ripe red plum, cherry and blackberry. Fine integrated tannins and alcohol with good weight of fruit resulting in a long, balanced finish.
AGEING Each varietal is vinified separately, after which the blended wine spends 3 months in 225l used oak barrels.
PAIRING Lamb, chops or roasted, is particularly good. An authentic Valèncian Paella or sausages, as the ones coming from the nearby town of Requena, are also indicated, as well as chorizo, sobrasada and pungent cheeses.
READINESS FOR DRINKING Drink now.