CASA DE SI is a winery in the mountain village of Acered in the Calatayud region of Spain. It was created by Australian winemaking husband and wife team Sarah Morris and Iwo Jakimowicz. Their Australian winery Si Vintners is located in the Margaret River. They studied viticulture and oenology at Curtain University in Western Australia, gained hands-on winemaking experience and then established Casa de Si in 2011. Since then they have purchased a number of small vineyards in Calatayud, an arid region known for its Grenache Noir (‘Garnacha Tinta’). See also Paco & Co.

Viticulture | ‘The vineyards are farmed 100% organic/biodynamic,'(http://www.casa-de-si.com retrieved 1st Jan 2019).

Certification | I emailed the owners in June 2018 for clarification of their organic or Biodynamic certification, and had no response (as of 1st Aug 2019).

Winemaking | No fining or filtration.

PINK WINES

La Rosalita Rosado | ‘100% garnacha made from a selection of vineyards near the tiny village of Moros, Aragon. Naturally fermented and aged in a mixture of stainless steel and amphora. Bottled with minimal sulphur, not filtered or fined,’ (http://www.casa-de-si.com/our-wines.html retrieved 1st Jan 2019).

RED WINES

Chiquitin

El Pablito Garnacha | ‘100% old vine Garnacha [‘Grenache Noir] made from a selection of vineyards near the tiny village of Acered, Aragon. Naturally fermented in stainless steel. Aged in stainless steel with a small portion of oak blended-in at bottling. Based on a traditional joven style, Pablito is a young juicy garnacha, fruit driven with great tannin and length. Bottled with minimal sulphur, not filtered or fined,’ (http://www.casa-de-si.com/our-wines.html retrieved 1st Jan 2019).

La Florecita Field Blend | 2013 ‘Single-vineyard field-blend from our 90 year old vineyard in Moros, Aragon. Slate soils, 920m elevation. Predominantly garnacha tinto, with a small portion of tinto del toro, garnacha blanca and some scattered indigenous varieties related to garnacha. Naturally fermented in open fermenters with around 30% whole bunches included. Basket pressed directly to large format oak (puncheons) and aged for 12 months. Bottled with minimal sulphur, not filtered or fined,’ (http://www.casa-de-si.com/our-wines.html retrieved 1st Jan 2019).

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