Chardonnay, Drinking 2017
Produced from a south facing parcel at the extreme south of Les Vaillons with good sun exposure, this unique wine is vinified in a single concrete egg to give an extra layer of complexity. The shape of the egg creates a circulating effect for the lees while the porosity of the surface allows for micro-oxidation, like a barrel but without any woody flavours. A wine which holds itself in reserve when young, this is an intensely refreshing wine with lovely textures which will be delicious in a few years. Drink from 2019.
The blend consists of 95% Tempranillo from 40-year-old vines in Las Cuevas, El Palo and Las Monjas in Rodezno, complemented with 5% Graciano from the Montecillo estate in Fuenmayor. The Graciano gives the wine an aromatic intensity and acidity, to carry the structure and elegance of the Tempranillo. The grapes are vinified separately in four-and-a-half-year-old American oak for three years, and...more
Bottle 75cl £35.08