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Alfredo Maestro El Marciano Red


Alfredo Maestro grew up amongst grapevines. Born to a Basque family that relocated to the winemaking town of Peñafiel in Ribera del Duero, he knew from an early age that he would be a winemaker. Producing his first wine in 1998, he planted a vineyard on the Rio Duraton near where he lived. Self taught, his earliest vintages were textbook examples of Ribera del Duero Tinto; which is to say they were deeply concentrated and dark purple in colour. Things changed for him in the early 2000’s when he realized that by using conventional techniques he was masking the quality of his grapes. Tending his vines organically, he questioned why he should use any additives in the cellar. He eliminated the use of cultured yeasts, added acid, enzymes, and color-enhancers. He also sought out neglected parcels of old vines around the Ribera del Duero and close to Madrid. Today he has brought together 9 hectares of vines and operates 2 bodegas, producing no less than 11 cuvees from single vineyards.

is Alfredo’s main Garnacha bottling, made from 50-90 year-old vines grown on decomposed granite soils at a staggering 1,000-1,200 meters elevation in the Sierra de Gredos mountain range around the village of Navaredondilla, which is known for UFO sightings, thus the wine’s name. Grapes are fermented – including some or all stems depending on vintage – with wild yeasts and raised in steel vat.

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