El Tiempo Que Nos Une
El Tiempo Que Nos Une
A work of art from a winery that is getting the highest plaudits
- Producer: Bodegas Cerrón
- Region: DO Jumilla
- Vintage: 2022
- ABV: 14%
- Grape: Monastrell
- Certified Organic
Bodegas Cerrón is a family project run by siblings Juanjo, Lucía and Carlos Cerdán. The fourth generation in a family of local winegrowers and winemakers, the team use traditional organic and biodynamic methods that have been handed down through the generations, to preserve the history of the region and respect the natural vegetation of the landscape.
They work primarily with small plots of pre-phylloxera vines – from 70 to 100 years old - grown at altitudes of between 850 - 900m above sea level. The plots tend to have cooler north or north-westerly orientations and benefit from shallow limestone soil with a clay base that helps inject a lot of freshness into the wines. Dedicated to making wines that are as expressive of the local area and geography as possible, the team likes to separate all the grape varieties at harvest time, making micro-vinifications by plot that then go on to be bottled as estate, site or plot wines.
The results are exceptional – direct, vertical wines filled with personality that combine Mediterranean character and complexity with a delicate freshness. El Tiempo Que Nos Une is no different. One of their entry-level offerings, it’s reminiscent of the young wines that used to be drunk just after the harvest and shared among family and friends (hence the name “The time that brings us together”).
It’s made from 100% Monastrell grapes which are harvested and selected by hand. 40% of the grapes are then fermented spontaneously in concrete vats to simulate the traditional fermentation method. That is followed by a soft press and malolactic fermentation in 10,000-litre French oak vats, where the wine is then left to age for a further 10-12 months.
On the nose, you’ll get plenty of ripe black fruit and notes of black pepper and sweet spices. Take a sip and your mouth will be filled with fresh fruit flavours and a lovely balsamic touch to balance the sweetness of the fruit. This wine is not just delicious to drink, it’s a work of art from a winery that is getting the highest plaudits from Spanish and international experts alike. So grab a bottle while you can – they are selling fast!