Pioneer winemaker Mitchell Sokolin just released the second vintage of his Spanish Red. It is spectacular! If you like an elegant Pinot Noir and the fresh sense of Gamay, we highly advise you pick up a 6pack or two before our small allocation is gone! Rufete is a rare, unique varietal which is a cousin to Pinot Noir. Many centuries ago, Burgundian settlers transported the Noirene grape to Sierra de Francia. It adapted to the mountains, high above the city of Salamanca, and became Rufete. The vineyard is located within the Reserva Biosfera de la Sierra de Francia y Bejar, and like much of the region is surrounded by dense oak forests. It has been farmed organically and certified as such since its was planted and the winemaking follows a very minimalist approach. Approximately 50 cases were bottled in, unfined and unfiltered. Produced entirely without the use of pumps.