What’s in a Name
The eye-catching name and label express Oxer’s love for Shakespeare. “Honi soit qui mal y pense” (Shame be to him who thinks evil of it) comes from the play “The Reign of King Edward the Third”.
48% Tempranillo, 48% Garnacha, 2% Viura, 2% and Garnacha Blanca
A vineyard of 3ha located in Cárdenas (Rioja Alta) at 580 metres altitude, dating back to 1903. Iron-rich clay soil.
A 101-year old vineyard of 1 ha located in Elvillar (Rioja Alavesa) at 600 metres altitude. Calcareous clay soil.
The best grapes from each plot are selected and vinified separately in open vats, barrels and concrete egg, using indigenous yeasts. After 12 months of ageing in 500 litre French oak barrels and foudre the blend is being decided.
Kalamity shows an array of aroma’s, ranging from soft black forest fruit to animal notes and from floral (violets) to herbal (thyme) and spicy, peppery aroma’s, which will develop into even more complexity in the coming years. A wine with enormous length and minerality. One to keep!