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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Raúl Pérez

Region:

Spain & Portugal

Appellation:

Bierzo

Grape Variety:

Mencia

La Vitoriana, La Vizcaina de Vinos, 2018

3x1.5L £102.50

10 cases Equiv. £34.17 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

Limpid ruby red, La Vitoriana 2018 exhibits layers of red, brambly fruits with a trace of licorice spice and cherry stones on the palate. Intense and long with an almost sherbet-like, mouthwatering acidity, but it's all so finely measured and detailed - a lacy power with finely etched tannins and concentration without weight. The palate is left awash with fruits of the forest and crisp, sweet berries. One would be hard pushed to find equivalent quality wines at this point. Planted in 1881, La Vitoriana is still on Pie Franco rootstocks, which perhaps accounts for its wild, juicy acidity and enormous complexity, facing north at 600m elevation. This is the vineyard with the highest proportion of sand in the soil. Whole bunch fermented in large, open-top wooden fermenters with no temperature control and kept on the skins for up to 90 days before aging in 500L and 225L French casks, none new, for around 18 months.

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