Suertes del Marqués Cool 2020 - 1 L.
£20.27 (Inc. VAT & Duties bot. 100 cl.) / United Kingdom
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Niepoort has already released two vintages of a Baga from Bairrada, but others can use the category as long as they follow the rules. Suertes del Marqués employs Luis Seabra, who used to work for Niepoort, as a consultant, and they are the first winery from Spain to release such wine. The 2017 Suertes Cool is pure Listán Negro from one single vineyard, La Mocana, which was planted over a century ago and pruned in 'cordon trenzado.' It fermented with 20% full clusters in concrete vats, where it was kept for 11 months until bottling. It has the spicy, peppery and volcanic character of the grape and the place, plus the lightness of the Nat'Cool wines, like a lighter 7 Fuentes, keeping the character but with less alcohol and more approachable. It's easy to drink. It's only 11.5% alcohol. 3,100 bottles were filled in December 2018. The price given is for one liter.
Between 14ºC and 16ºC
Fermented with indigenous yeasts. Aged for 12 months in concrete vats. Bottled without added sulphites.
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