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OUR PRODUCER: Vinos Ambiz

Fabio Bartolomei was born and grew up in Scotland. His parents emigrated from the village of Barga (Province of Lucca, Tuscany) and made their living in the Italian restaurant business, but neither that, nor his Accounting and Finance degree were attractive career paths for Fabio, and over 20 years ago he moved to Spain.

Sierra de Gredos has everything going for it as a wine region:

Soil. Mostly granite covered with a topsoil of sand. But thanks to geological upheavals millions of years ago, there are also some interesting outcrops of slate

Altitude. Mostly between 600 and 1200 m above sea level

Fabio farms organically although he’s not officially certified:

“I refuse to certify because I believe that the polluters should pay for the damage they are doing to the environment, not the clean farmers.”

“In the winery I make a big effort to make quality wines that are naturally tasty, complex and express the terroir and year in which they were made; and at the same time to care for the environment and my customers’ health. Basically, this boils down to minimum intervention, ie no additives and no processing!”

AT A GLANCE

WHO:
Fabio Bartolomei

WHERE:
El Tiemblo (Avila), Sierra de Gredos

WHAT:
Airén, Albillo Real, Chasselas Doré, Garnacha, Malvar, Sauvignon Blanc, Tempranillo, Villanueva

HOW:
Practicing Organic

QUANTITY:
12,000 bottles

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