Bodegas Jimenez Landi, Bajondillo 2016

£10.50 £9.71 (75cl)

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Named after a parcel of vines in Finca La Dehesa. Selected from 15 hectares of vines in Dehesa and Pedromoro. Vines are between 15-40 years of age. Goblet pruned. Granitic sandy soils. 550-600m altitude. Hand harvested in boxes. Destemmed. Fermented and malolactic in stainless steel vats. Matured for 6 months in French oak casks (3,000L) and stainless steel vats. No fining or filtration.

About the producer

Bodegas Jiménez-Landi is a family project born of a passion for the countryside and the vineyards therein. Situated in Méntrida to the west of Madrid (50km) and north of Toledo, in the foothills of the Sierra de Gredos (Valle del Tiétar and Alberche Valley), the winery is located in an old manor house, whose oldest part dates from the late 16th century.

The family’s ancestors used to make wine in old tinajas in the cellars here. The current winery was founded in 1963.
In 2004, a new era began with the Jiménez-Landi family setting out to produce their own wines from their own vineyards. Currently José Benavides Jiménez-Landi manages the winery based on respect for the environment and the best of tradition. They focus on limited production wines, representing typical characteristics of the local soils and grapes. Garnacha is very much the king here.

The family works a total of 15 hectares of vines aged between 12 and 40 years. They follow organic farming principles, in order to produce elegant wines whose production is in harmony with their environment. The vineyards are located on highly degraded granitic, sandy soils poor in organic matter, with only a small amount of chalk. The average altitude lies between 550 and 650 metres. The climate is extreme continental, with long, cold winters, somewhat tempered by being protected from cold winds from the north and west by the mountain barrier of Gredos. Summers are hot and very little rainfall, only about 465mm per year.

When it comes to winemaking balance, freshness, finesse, elegance and depth are the key aims. The family craft their wines so that they reflect the typical nature of the soils, varieties and the local natural environment – overall, they are individual and unique. Only natural treatments are applied e.g. only indigenous yeasts from the vineyards, without using chemicals. Bodegas Jiménez-Landi prefers minimal intervention, in order to make honest wines that have a sense of their true origins.

Jancis Robinson (Purple Pages

Garnacha. Pale crimson. Gamey nose. Very light and fresh. Really racy and very 2017. Strawberry juice that stones have been soaked in. Very dry finish. Silly value. VGV Points: 16.5 . Date Tasted: 26/09/2017

Robert Parker Wine Advocate (

I preferred the just bottled 2016 Bajondillo to the 2015, a similar blend of 85% Garnacha, 10% Syrah and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon matured for six months in a mixture of oak vats and tank before bottling. The style is very different form the 2015, more on the fruit, rounder and with more focus. The palate revealed some herbal notes and medium body. 95,000 bottles produced.( Luis Gutiérrez) Points: 88 . Issue Date: 20/06/2017

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