Vinos Del Viento: Reviving Spain's Indigenous Varietals
This isn't your typical vineyard. Set amidst the towering peaks and fertile valleys of Aragon, Spain, Vinos Del Viento is a beacon of extraordinary character and wine craftsmanship, all under the careful guidance of winemaker Michael Cooper.
Born in California, Cooper has embraced the Spanish soil since 2002, and, since 2009, he has been neck-deep in wine, reviving the true spirit of Spain through its indigenous grape varieties. The unsung heroes of the Spanish terroir, Garnacha (Grenache) and Cariñena (Carignan), find their true expression in Cooper's wines.
Known as the "Vine Hunter," Cooper tirelessly seeks out the unique, the untamed, and the uncharted. With an affinity for high-altitude, old-vine vineyards, he brings forth the raw, edgy side of wine. In these vineyards, where modernity steps aside, unique microclimates and centuries-old clone strands coalesce, resulting in wines that buck the mainstream.
Embrace the sustainable with Vinos Del Viento, where industrial methods are eschewed in favour of the planet. Championing biodiversity and thoughtful water use, Cooper ensures no pesticides tarnish his vineyards. Even the bottles are a nod to the environment, being lightweight and made from recycled materials. Here, wine production is stripped down to its raw essence, as real as it gets.
Among their offerings is the stand-out Vinos Del Viento, Aventura, Red Blend. Hailing from Aragon, Spain, it's a harmonious blend of Garnacha Tinta, Garnacha Tintorera (Alicante Bouschet), Syrah, and Graciano. It greets your senses with perfumed aromas of strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, intertwined with spicy notes of thyme, lavender and crushed black pepper. On the palate, it's juicy and smooth, ripe with flavours of red fruits and herbs.
Let Aventura play a symphony of flavours alongside an herb-crusted rosemary & thyme roasted lamb with smashed potatoes. It's equally at home with grilled chicken or pork and grilled vegetables. And for the next family dinner? Lasagna could meet its match in this tantalizing red blend.
So, when you're ready to take your wine journey off the beaten path, remember Vinos Del Viento. It's the new age of winemaking. Vinos Del Viento is ready for you. Are you ready for it?