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Bierzo DO 2017 Cal
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  • 354. Bierzo DO 2017 Cal

    Castilla Y León

    100% Godello (12.5% alc.)

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    This is the third vintage of this beautiful wine that comes from 30yo vines (giving tiny grapes) planted in the limestone (cal)- a very rare soil in Bierzo where slate and clay is more usual - above an old quarry near the town of San Juan de la Mata. Macerated on the skins overnight, it is aged for 14 months 50% in 800ltr amphoras and 50% in 1yo 228ltr and 600ltr barrels without the use of sulphur until a touch was added at bottling. As the ph of the wine here is so low (3.05) and the acidity so high the wine did not go through malo-lactic fermentation (it wasn’t blocked by sulphur). It is an intensely mineral wine, with a zesty fruit, giving notes of green tea, almonds, chamomile with a fresh vertical mouth-feel, and marked salinity which enhances its vibrant energy. For drinking now to 2020.

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