Vara y Pulgar 2015
It has a rare confluence of delicate complexity and medium to full bodied weight on the palate, with lovely minerality like other wines of the region. Pair with roast lamb, spicy sausage or charcuterie in a supporting role, this wine would fare well on the table.
James Suckling: "Exotic aromas of dark berries, meat, wet earth and dried flowers. Full-bodied with round and soft tannins and a juicy finish. Fruit-forward, yet shows texture and tension. Drink now or hold." Aug 2018
NYT’s Eric Asimov: “It’s simultaneously fresh, juicy, spicy and powerful, though only 13.5 percent alcohol, just right for sausage dishes or bean stews.”
Winery: "Aromatically the wine is heavily perfumed with notes of fine tobacco smoke, white chalk, sweet black and blue fruits, wildflowers and dried herbs. The palate is filled with boysenberry, tart cherries, violets, and has a spicy, elongated finish. "
|Varietal||100% Tintilla (Graciano)|
|Aging||12 months in 40% oak vats, 60% concrete tanks; then 7 months in French oak barrels|