Peña Caballera 2016
25,95€ (IVA inc. bot. 75 cl.)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The phenomenal 2016 Peña Caballera has to be the finest wine bottled by Marañones to date. This Garnacha from an old, north-facing slope is always the most austere red from the winery. But this austerity was limited to the palate in this vintage, as the nose, shy at first, developed nicely in the glass and showed a wild side of flowers, berries, spices and herbs like I don't remember in any vintage before. The palate is compact, with very fine and chalky tannins that could fool you and make you think the vines are on limestone. But sometimes granite is like that... I know this wine improves with two or three years in bottle, so I'd resist pulling the cork now, but it's drinkable if you want it now. 2,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2018.
Entre 14ºC y 16ºC
Fermentación alcohólica espontánea con vendimia entera sin despalillar en tinos de madera. Envejecido 14 meses en barricas usadas de roble francés de 500 litros. Embotellado sin filtrar ni clarificar.