Suertes del Marqués Candio 2018
26.00€ (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.) / Spain
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Listán Negro vineyard that tends to deliver riper wines produced a 2018 Candio that kept a very civilized 12.4% alcohol and very good acidity parameters. Here, only 50% of the stems were used for the native fermentation in concrete, and the maceration was 20 days. It matured in a combination of used 500-liter barrel and a second use 2,500-liter oak foudre for 11 months. It always has a deeper color even if it goes more in the direction of La Solana starting in 2016. The fruit is darker, black rather than red and a slight touch of fountain pen ink and licorice, a bit toasty. The palate reveals more tannin and comes through as a little rustic. It needs powerful food and/or some more time in bottle. 4,100 bottles produced. It was bottled in September 2019.
Between 14ºC and 16ºC
Alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts in French oak open barrels with stalks. Malolactic fermentation and ageing for 16 months in new French oak barrels.
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