2017 La Mision
100% Verdeja (pre-phylloxera)
Organically farmed, pre-phylloxera, 140-150-year-old vines at 800 meters. The six La Mision plots are pure sand and yield a tiny 1000 kg/kg.
Grapes are hand-harvested at night. Spontaneous fermentation with wild yeast in stainless steel, followed by aging for 8-10 months in a regimen of 2nd and 3rd-year French oak (250L), two new Burgundy vats (5000L), and three amphorae made with clay from the estate vineyards. The wine spends a minimum of two years in the bottle before release.
TASTING NOTES |
Complex, zingy, aromatic, electric in its energy, with a plethora of understated fruits and complementary herbal undercurrents, a touch of sweet apple, and most judiciously understated oak, this is ever so fine.
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