Plácet Valtomelloso 2018
£17.48 (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The one white produced here, the 2018 Plácet Valtomelloso comes from a cool and wet vintage that has produced fresh wines with an Atlantic profile even in this Mediterranean part of Rioja. It's Viura from 33-year-old vines fermented in oval oak casks where the wine matured for some seven months. I tasted the wine quite early, and it felt quite primary. It's very intense and has notable acidity, with a remarkable pH of 3.29 after malolactic. 2018 was a year of mildew, but they controlled it even though they are organic in the vineyard. It's really fresh, elegant and balanced, and it looks like one of the finest if not the finest vintage of Plácet. 17,600 bottles produced. It will be bottled in the summer of 2019.
Between 10ºC and 12ºC
Aged for 11 months in French oak foudres (large tun).
Estimated transit time: 3-4 working days.