7 Fuentes El Lance 2018
£12.49 (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.) / Spain
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2018 7 Fuentes El Lance is a red blend that changes with the vintage. In 2018, it's a blend of 60% Listán Negro, 25% Castellana Negra and the remaining 15% Vijariego Negro, and it comes from different plots from five vineyards—Habanera, Florida, Pencones, Cruz Santa and Diego. It fermented in plastic bins and concrete vats with 20% to 100% full clusters depending on the variety, with indigenous yeasts and without temperature control. It matured in a combination of used 500-liter oak barrels and concrete vats for nine months. This follows the 7 Fuentes profile with a more herbal and peppery twist, possibly from the stems and the varieties. It's peppery and floral with notes of wet pumice stone. It has the austere volcanic minerality on the palate. There is more complexity here than in the 7 Fuentes. 8,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in September 2019.
Between 14ºC and 16ºC
Spontaneous alcoholic fermentation in open concrete tub. Malolactic fermentation and ageing in 500 litres foudres for 10 to 12 months.
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