Fourth project of Bodegas Forlong (Cádiz). Vineyard consists of albariza soils in the Pago de “el Forlon” in Balbaina Baja, located in the coastal area of Puerto de Santa Maria, 7 km from the sea. Takes advantage of the proximity of the sea, and the purity of the albariza, as well as the local salt-peters which impart saline, chalky character to the grapes.
The Tintilla de Rota grape, a native variety of the area, already existed on the farm along with the rest of the grapes, but they did not give it any value at the beginning, to the point that the first year they even gave it away. Once they discovered its potential “we almost pulled our hair at the thought that we had been giving it away.” Has limited production of 2700 Bottles.
As it is a native variety, they wanted to reflect it in some way on the label, and what better way than to put a native animal like the chameleon, which needs albariza soils that are easy to move to bury its eggs. Their long and rolled tongue is a reflection of Rocío and Alejandro’s adventure of “rolling the blanket over their heads” when making a quality organic wine with Tintilla de Rota. Its vinification is carried out in clay jars, thus being a different wine.
Pair it with entrecote steak, slow-cooked lamb, suckling pig, BBQ and grilled meats, porcini mushrooms, Jerusalem artichokes, hard cheeses, olives, jamón de pata negra.