Alberto Nanclares Crisopa 2018
23.95€ (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.) / Spain
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The completely unusual 'orange' wine is a bright amber Albariño macerated with skins during the fermentation. The 2018 Crisopa, produced with grapes from the same vineyard as Soberrivas, has a completely different nose and a brighter and deeper color than any previous vintage. Perhaps the grapes were smaller and there might be more skins for the juice, and the wine underwent malolactic (at least partially). There are notes of apple liqueur, pollen and beeswax, and the palate is finely tannic. Here, the process overpowers the variety and place. It has lower acidity than most of the wines from the winery, but this is one of the finest examples of the type. It should develop nicely in bottle. 636 bottles were filled in August 2019.
Between 8ºC and 10ºC
Fermented with indigenous yeasts and skins for 20 days. Aged for 3 months in used 500-litre French oak barrels. Aged on lees in stainless steel tanks for 11 months before bottling. Bottled unfined.
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