A Dos Tiempos is a natural wine crafted by Alfredo Maestro, in the Castille & Leon region in Spain.
This interesting red wine is made with Grenache and Tempranillo grapes, on a 50-year-old vineyard with both varietals that are grown on clay and sand.
The name A Dos Tiempos actually means “at two times”, and is named so because the vineyard is harvested twice in the year, with the two varieties picked three weeks apart when ready, to create this wine.
The Ribera del Duero region is known for overly oaky and heavily extracted wines, full of chemicals.
This is where Alfredo Maestro stands out, having used to have been a part of that culture, using non-native yeasts, acids and even colour enhancers to try to create a perfect Ribera del Duero wine back in the day, he had an awakening in the early 2000's when he questioned himself as an organic farmer, why should he use such techniques in the cellar. He started experimenting with making wine naturally and has not looked back since... .