Mustiguillo Finca Terrerazo 2016
24.15€ (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.) / Spain
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
I also tasted two vintages from their flagship red that carries the name of their property and single-estate appellation, the oldest of which was the 2016 Finca Terrerazo, which I was able to compare with the 2017. 2016 was a cool vintage that delivered wines with great acidity, a low-yielding year with a dry and healthy harvest. The pure Bobal grapes, from vines at 800 meters in altitude on limestone-rich soils, were planted between 1945 and 1970. The grapes were fermented by plot in 3,500- and 5,000-liter oak vats with indigenous yeasts, and the wine matured in a combination of used 225- and 500-liter French oak barrels and those 3,500-liter oak vats. It has dark berry aromas, spices and a touch of smoke and ash, a little in the old style, something very evident when I tasted this next to the 2017, which felt a lot more elegant and precise. They started working the vineyards differently, but the change in the winery was in 2017. 23,700 bottles produced. It was bottled in May 2018.
Between 14ºC and 16ºC
Alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts in French oak vats. Malolactic fermentation and ageing for 18 months in new French oak barrels.
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