How could one represent a wine that we have never tasted? So, a plan was hatched to visit Olmedillo de Roa. It was a long flight to Madrid and jet lag descended upon us like clouds in the valley. The garbage workers in Madrid were on strike and there was trash piled on street corners. The Madrileños never the less went about their lives and Madrid is a lively capital. Hemingway said that nobody goes to bed in Madrid until they have killed the night. That quote takes meaning when you are in Madrid. Despite the exhaustion from travel we attempted to slay the night.
The year is 2013
My first contact with César was by email. We are a young company looking for unique wines with personality and a sense of place and we were just getting started. Bureaucracy demanded paperwork and César kindly agreed to provide a requisite letter by mail. I am the impatient kind and after 2 weeks, when the said letter did not arrive, I messaged him. “Patience” he said, “ If the letter won’t arrive in a week or so, we call The Postman. Kevin Costner.”
I knew then that I would like him