Dominio del Águila Reserva 2017
Un Ribera del Duero classique, complexe, bien structuré et à la belle fraîcheur. Ce vin a pour origine les vignes les plus âgées de La Aguilera, certifiées agriculture biologique et certaines d’entre elles préphylloxériques. En plus du Tempranillo, son assemblage inclut un petit apport d’autres cépages rouges et blancs minoritaires qui grandissent dans le même vignoble.
Vignoble et élaboration
L'avis des experts
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.