Libre y Salvaje


Libre y Salvaje (Free and Wild) is a new personal project of José Ignacio Marín, an important winemaker from D.O. Cariñena.

This unique project focuses on recovering high altitude vineyards with old vines of indigenous grape varieties and restoring an old winery, with ancient caves for aging in an optimal natural environment.

The philosophy of Libre y Salvaje is the minimal intervention to achieve maximum expression. Freestyle, wild vines with one rule: follow the path of nature. The wines are elaborated and aged following artisanal methods in wooden foudres, concrete vats and big clay jars. In many ways it means breaking with today’s conventional ideas by going back to the past in order to look ahead.

Because the best things in life are Free and Wild.




Libre y Salvaje Garnacha Blanca · Profile

The vineyard is situated in a very typical landscape in Cariñena called “El plano alto”. The grapes owe their specific minerality to the stony soils with a very high sand content. Grapes are harvested by hand and then pressed with a cold maceration on the skins for four hours. This is followed by a spontaneous fermentation with the natural yeast in clay jars and neutral French oak barrels. The majority of the wine is aged for 10 months in clay jars, the rest in 500 litre, neutral French oak barrels. In order for the two styles to harmonize, the wine is matured for a further three months in stainless steel.

SKU 873710

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Libre y Salvaje Garnacha Blanca · Pairing

A complex white wine, 100% Garnacha Blanc from 50 to 85-year old, low-yielding vines.  It has a rich texture, balanced by a fresh acidity. A wine with a lot of character and backbone. Ideally served with rice dishes, poultry, pork, and flavourful fish dishes.

Libre y Salvaje Acecho · Profile

The Acecho (“Ambush” in English), is a homage to the wolves that used to roam the region in past centuries and it communicates the family’s commitment to conserving the wild beauty and nature of their land. It is harmonious blend of Tempranillo, Grenache and Carignan harvested from old bush vines. It perfectly expresses the warmth of Spain, paired with the free and wild spirit of the region.

SKU 873712

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Libre y Salvaje Acecho · Pairing

A good wine for a backyard barbecue with family and friends. A nicely charred burger topped with bacon and blue cheese immediately comes to mind, along with a flavourful cassoulet or paella with chicken and chorizo. Good with lasagna and other red sauce pasta dishes.

Libre y Salvaje Camino del Bosque · Profile

Camino del Bosque is the actual address of the winery, on a road that leaves the town towards the mountain. This wine, a blend of Grenache and Cariñena, shows the viticultural peculiarities of this historic municipality with these two autochthonous  varieties. The priority is to show the expression of a mature and well-structured Grenache, with the  liveliness of the Cariñena. The wood only provides structure and finesse without invading  the fruit. The aim is to recover what is seen in the vineyard, Grenache and Cariñena plants mixed within  the vineyards to obtain a wine that reflects the land where it is born. Fermentation is spontaneous with natural yeasts to retain the character of the wine’s terroir. Full-bodied with ripe tannins and a very long, complex finish.

SKU 873713

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Libre y Salvaje Camino del Bosque · Pairing

The full-bodied red wine with its silky tannins is best served with grilled steak, roasted lamb, and venison.