Gorvia Blanco 2014
34.25€ (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.) / Spain
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The white 2014 Gorvia Blanco is pure Dona Blanca from a 32-year-old vineyard with 3,200 plants per hectare on slate soils with red clay at 420 meters in altitude. It matured in a well-seasoned 1,500-liter oval oak foudre for 11 months. They had eight days of rain during the harvest, so the grapes from before the rain were superb, while after the rain, there was a lot of botrytis and problems. This has a smoky touch, a bit leesy. The palate shows great freshness and balance, with moderate ripeness. This should evolve in bottle nicely, and that faint oaky touch should get integrated with some more time in bottle. José Luis thinks this can evolve similarly to what the 20007s have done, which was better than expected. No rush to pull the cork; this has not yet been released. 1,800 bottles were filled in February 2018.
Between 10ºC and 12ºC
Fermented and aged for 9 months on fine lees in foudres of 1500 litres capacity.
Shipping to Peninsular Spain
Estimated transit time: 2-3 working days.