Abel Mendoza Torrontés 2019
22.50€ (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.) / Spain
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Torrontés, or Turruntés as Mendoza calls it, is the same grape called Albillo Mayor in Ribera del Duero (not to be confused with the Albillo Real from Gredos, the Albillla from Manchuela or the Albillo Criollo from the Canary Islands), a variety that existed in Rioja in the 18th century and then disappeared. He produced two barrels of the 2019 Torrontés, hand-picking the grapes from the individual vines of the variety that are interplanted with the reds in the old vineyards. Vinified and aged in barrel, it feels more expressive and complete than the Malvasía and certainly fresher than the Tempranillo Blanco. This is the white with lower alcohol in 2019, 13.5%, in a warm, dry and low-yielding year, and the wine shows volume and glycerin and good freshness. Excellent. Only 600 bottles were filled in March 2020.
Between 8ºC and 10ºC
Fermented and aged for 5 months in French oak barrels.
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