2019 Las Jaras, Fuentes Del Silencio

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2019 Las Jaras, Fuentes Del Silencio

These expertly crafted, artisanal wines were borne out of a passion project to revive old vines in this corner of Spain, and have helped put Jamuz back on the wine-producing map.

Tasting Notes

"The 2019 vintage is very open and expressive, showing an abundance of perfume and floral elements, alongside bramble fruit, warm spice and subtle balsamic notes. The Prieto Picudo adds ample acidity to the softer Mencia, as well as a tannic backbone. "  Lenka Sedlackova MW

2019 Las Jaras, Fuentes Del Silencio


Fuentes de Silencio was founded in 2013 on the banks of the Jamuz River, to the south of the province of León. The winery gets its name from the fact that this town had many water reserves and was called ‘the town of fountains.' This passion project is led by oenologist Marta Ramas along with owners Miguel Angel Alonso and his wife Maria Jose Galera.

With old pre-phylloxera vines yards, many of which are over 100 years of age they grow the native varieties of Mencía and Alicante Bouschet in very carefully dictated plots. They currently have 24 hectares of vineyards and plantings of Mencía, Alicante Bouschet, Prieto Picudo, Palomino and Godello. Galician influence here is notable, characterised by the presence of sandy soils and Mencia at high altitudes (800m above sea level) and a continental climate.

Although wine has long been produced in Jamuz, it has done so quietly. This small team is working to bring the essence of the territory back to life and ensure that each of their small plots reaches their highest potential while implementing environmentally-friendly winemaking practices and placing importance on the use of traditional methods. Not only are they the team creating high-quality, exceptional wines of very limited production but they are adding new value to this tiny, relatively unknown region. Jamuz is back on the map.


The grapes are harvested by hand in 15 kg boxes with manual selection in the vineyard before whole bunches are aged in French oak. Macerated for 35 days, the malolactic fermentation takes place in oak vats and concrete tanks, where it rests for nine months. 


    Year 2019
    Bottle Size 750ml
    Cultivar 60% Mencía, 30% Prieto Picudo and 10% Alicante Bouschet or Garnacha Tintorera from old vines
    Country Spain
    Alcohol content
    14% Alc vol 
    Units of Alcohol per Bottle 10.5 units
    Type Red Wine
    Cellaring Awaiting info
    Features Vegan and Vegetarian, Organic & Biodynamic
    Food Matches Enjoy with rich Mediterranean tomato-based dishes, steak, or grilled chicken. 
    Origin Castilla y Leon