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(all mencia, no oak): Vivid purple. Cherry and black raspberry scents are perked up by cracked pepper and floral topnotes. Fresh, sharply defined r... Read more
The "sacred banks" of the Sil and Miño rivers, just inland from Rías Baixas in Galicia, are so steep that they demand careful and laborious hand-ha... Read more
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(all mencia, no oak): Vivid purple. Cherry and black raspberry scents are perked up by cracked pepper and floral topnotes. Fresh, sharply defined red and dark berry flavors show lovely purity and precision. Firm acids and fine-grainedtannins add spine and lift the sappy, persistent finish. This is a baby. The 2010 Vina do Burato is a grapy, Beaujolais-like offering that offers up enticing aromas of mineral, balsamic, and black raspberry. Concentrated and lively on the palate, this nicely proportioned effort will provide enjoyment over the next 3 years.
The "sacred banks" of the Sil and Miño rivers, just inland from Rías Baixas in Galicia, are so steep that they demand careful and laborious hand-harvesting. Ventura's old vines, along with his abhorrence of filtration and chemical yeasts, give this dark-fruited, pulpy wine its succulence. The wine is 100% Mencia, the grape of Bierzo, its neighboring DO. Unlike many of the jammier offerings of Bierzo, this Mencia has rusticity and fresh, punchy acidity reminiscent of a Cru Beaujolais.
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