Suertes del Marqués Los Pasitos 2015
31.10€ (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The varietal Baboso Negro comes from a single plot, and I tasted two vintages, starting with the 2015 Los Pasitos. This vineyard is only ten years old, planted at 6,000 plants per hectare on clay soils at 380 to 440 meters altitude and pruned in a cordon royal system. It fermented in open bins with 50% stems, without temperature control and with indigenous yeasts. It matured in used 500-liter oak barrels for 14 months. This really suffers being tasted side by side with the 2016, which is a lot fresher, even if this is probably fresher than the previous vintages itself. But the ripeness seems to hide the character of the volcanic soils, and you get more primary aromas, more dark fruit, and a little earthiness too. It has a medium body and some dusty tannins in the finish. Only 600 bottles were filled in January 2017.
Between 14ºC and 16ºC
Spontaneous alcoholic fermentation. Aged for 13 months in 500 volume French oak barrels.