Dominio del Aguila Ribera del Duero Picaro Tinto 2017

Dominio del Aguila Ribera del Duero Picaro Tinto 2017
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Dominio del Aguila Ribera del Duero Picaro Tinto 2017

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93 points Wine Advocate
2017 was an unusually short crop as a result of terrible frost in April 2017, when thermometers reached -10 degrees Celsius in some places. The 2017 Pícaro del Águila Tinto, their entry-level and most approachable red, was seriously affected, of course. They lost some 60% of the volume, but the wine is incredible for the condition of the year. It feels a little more mysterious, not as expressive or open, a bit reductive perhaps, but the aromas are clean and don't show any excess ripeness. They did an amazing job eliminating all the raisins that didn't make it into the fermentation vat, and the extra workload has clearly paid off. The wine has some grip and fine, chalky tannins. 17,025 bottles and 487 magnums produced. It was bottled unfiltered and unfined and with just a little sulfur added in October 2018 after 12 months in oak barrels.
SKU

W20252

COUNTRY

Spain

REGION

Ribera del Duero

TYPE

Red

VINTAGE

2017

VARIETAL

Tempranillo

VOLUME

.750L