Crushed & Cured

Bodegas Barbadillo, Sábalo Organic, Vino de la Tierra de Cádiz, Spain, 2021


Sábalo is a refined and elegant organic wine, combining the essence of lime-rich chalky soils with a creaminess from slow fermentation. On the nose there are complex notes of ripe apple, peach and dried herbs, whilst the palate is full and textured with ripe fruit and soft saline notes.

Slow fermentation in stainless steel deposits at a controlled temperature of up to 17º C. The fermentation is spontaneous using only the native yeasts, followed by ageing on the lees for four months.

100% organic Palomino Fina grapes exclusively from two white clay albariza vineyards. The first is close to the sea in Sanlúcar, with vines that are more than 35 years old, and which has been organic for the last 17 years. The other vineyard is further inland, located on a hilltop overlooking the marshes between Sanlúcar and Trebujena. This vineyard is more than 25 years old and has been certified organic for more than 12 years. This combination of vineyards unite the maritime influence with that of the Guadalquivir River and the marshes, leaving a unique mark on its DNA. Grapes are harvested by hand.

Country: Spain 

Region: Cadiz

Vintage: 2021

Grape Variety: Palomino Fino 

ABV: 13.5%

Size: 750ml