Queirón Ensayos Capitales 2 Tempranillo Blanco (6 Bottle Case)
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This Tempranillo Blanco has been made with the utmost care and attention, and just exudes quality, Delicious and expressive - it's another stunning wine from this family winery, in Rioja's historic winemaking town of Quel.
The Tempranillo Blanco grapes are sourced from the El Aniceto plot in the Quel foothills of the Sierra de Yerga mountains. The vines are cultivated in sandy loam soils at around 640m altitude. The grapes are hand-picked at dawn, in the cooler temperatures to retain freshness, and are chilled to 10˚C. They are destemmed, crushed, and undergo a pre-fermentation maceration in stainless steel for 1-2 days, to soften the grape skins and aid the extraction of aromas. Then the temperature is raised to 12-14˚ and alcoholic fermentation begins. Fermentation takes place with the skins and with a very gentle pumping over, for a period of 6-7 days. Then half-way through fermenatation, the must (free-run juice only) is put into new French oak to continue fermentation. Once fermentation is complete, the wine is matured in used French oak casks (used 2-3 times) for 5 months on fine lees, with twice-weekly batonnage. After malolactic fermentation the wine is put in 'tinaja' (earthenware vessel / amphora) to allow a slow and gentle micro-oxygenation, for just over a year, before bottling.
Appealing aromas of dried apricot, honey, almond, white flower and brioche. The palate is complex and textural, with layers of ripe stone fruit, nutmeg and white spice over bright acidity - with well-integrated, lightly toasty notes. All leading to a long, elegant and voluptuous finish.
This has enough character and texture to match a range of dishes - roast chicken or pork, pasta in creamy sauces. Or just sip and savour.
Please note: All case wine orders can take between 7-10 days for delivery.
Grapes: Tempranillo Blanco 100%
Volume: 6 x 75cl
Suitable for Vegetarians: No
Suitable for Vegans: No