Queirón Mi Lugar Vino de Quel, Rioja 2018

£23.00

Ripe black fruit and blueberries, backed by spice, mocha, fig and balsamic notes

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Description

Pronounced aromas of ripe black fruit and blueberries, backed by spice, mocha, fig and balsamic notes. The palate is generous with complex bramble and plum fruit characters, well-integrated oak and bright acidity. Structured yet elegant. 14.5%

Predominantly Tempranillo sourced from several selected vineyard parcels in and around Quel, including: El Poeta, La Bartola and Hoyo Judio. All are at altitudes above 600m – low yielding vines which receive no artificial irrigation. Many are plots of old bush vines. After three different stages of selection – in the vineyard, at the winery, and a final selection of the berries after de-stemming – there is a period of pre-fermentation maceration for 5 days, followed by a further 18 day maceration at 22-26ºC. Vinification takes place at a new, gravity-fed winery in the centre of Quel with the most up-to-date technology. The wine spends 18 months in new oak barrels (80% French and 20% American) with varying levels of toast. After a further 6 months in large (18,000L) French oak foudres, the wine is stored in the winery’s calado (underground cellar) before release.