7Mil Pasos arrives on the market with a total of just 2800 bottles available. It is the second wine of the Finca Las Mesetas project and winemaker Santi Jordi. It's a wine that respects the principle of terroir (the importance of the soil where the grapes are grown), and this is taken into account by Santi Jordi in the winemaking process and his unique interpretation of each vintage.
7Mil Pasos is a red wine, made with Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. This wine comes from the Cadiz region.
In the words of Daniel Camacho, manager of Finca Las Mesetas, "its production follows the pattern of Xaldenil: a careful and special interest in what the land and the grape mean in each individual harvest. The details and processes of pruning, thinning, work, ripening, harvesting are taken care of in the estate, before proceeding to a second phase in the Ibargüen wineries (Prado del Rey - Arcos de la Frontera) where the already elaborated wine is cared for until bottling."
The grape varieties used are those grown at Las Mesetas: Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Here are the tasting notes by the winemaker Santi Jordi, president of the FEAE (Spanish Federation of Winemakers' Associations) and Vice-president of the International Union of Winemakers:
Appearance: Cherry coloured, with a purple border of with notable legs.
Nose: Aromas of red fruit, plum and flowers stand out. Later on, lactic aromas, such as yogurt, and a hint of pencil graphite appear. Finally there are notes of pepper, smoke and touches of vanilla, cinnamon and even chocolate.
Taste: In the mouth it is seductive for its balance and kindness. It is a full wine, without harsh edges, that matches with smoked products, as well as cold meats and cheeses.
Finca Las Mesetas, owned by Francisco Camacho Gallego, father of Daniel Camacho, consists of 60 hectares, of which 50 are mountains. The Camacho family comes from a cattle and agricultural background. They have 1.3 hectares of vineyards where the Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon vines were planted more than ten years ago.
You can share this when serving this wine: The name of the wine, 7Mil Pasos (seven thousand steps), a tribute to the origin of the vineyard location: Setenil de las Bodegas.
According to Daniel Camacho, manager of Finca Las Mesetas: “The name comes from the possible etymological origin of Setenil, Ad septem milia, which translated from Latin would be 'About seven thousand.' It is the expression that a Roman might use in the crossing of the ancient cities Arunda (Ronda) and Acinipo, when he saw the urban nucleus of the current Setenil."
Seven thousand steps is the distance that also coincides with the approximate distance of the vineyard and the main point and sale of distribution of the wines of Finca Las Mesetas: La Cueva del Ibérico.
On the label you can see two details related to the origin of the name: a Roman helmet and the compass that may have guided a Roman hoping to reach the population centre that is now Setenil de las Bodegas.
- Tipo de Vino
- Syrah, Merlot y Cabernet Sauvignon
Syrah, Merlot y Cabernet Sauvignon
- Denominación de Origen
- VT Cádiz
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