El Hombre Bala Albillo Real 2018
20.85€ (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The white 2018 El Hombre Bala Albillo Real is from three vineyards in Cadalso de los Vidrios on sandy granite soils where the vines average 60 years of age. The clusters were pressed directly, and the juice fermented in French oak barrels with indigenous yeasts without going through malolactic fermentation and then matured for six months in the same barrels with the lees but without bâttonage. They look for a white with some freshness and citrus character to counterbalance the natural unctuous character of the variety. It has a nose of hay, straw, yellow fruit and a spicy twist. The palate is a lot more austere and has an effervescent-like sensation combining freshness and the chalky minerality of the granite, with the classical bitter hint on the finish. Varietal, clean and fresh. An impressive first effort. 4,979 bottles produced. It was bottled in May 2019.
Between 6ºC and 8ºC
Fermented with indigenous yeasts for 3 weeks. Aged for 6 months in used French oak barrels.
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