2020 Heredad Morán & López Heredad Altos de Talana
Ageing: 12 months ageing on fine lees in oak french barrels and 6 in bottle.
Visual phase: A wine that in still glass leaves us a straw yellow colour with golden reflections in movement, fruit of the work of the lees and the presence of the wood. Very bright and clean with a fluid tear throughout the glass.
Nose: High intensity on the nose, with a fruity presence from the beginning, with white fruit, citrus, light tropical and stone fruit touches. Much thanks to the work of the lees. Aromas that intensify after aerating the glass, subtly revealing the contributions of the barrel. Soft balsamic notes, herbaceous notes, light fennel, spices with sweet hints and a very marked mineral background.
Tasting phase: Fresh attack, with character, lots of fruit, adjusted acidity that gives it a great structure and capacity for ageing in the bottle. The oak is present and very well blended. Full-bodied, unctuous, with great volume on the palate. Well-balanced and rounded, with great persistence and a really long finish.
Sobrelias Score: 93+ (Excellent)
Bierzo was accorded DO status in 1989 and in the past few years has experienced a surge in popularity thanks to the high-profile winemaker Alvaro Palacios of Priorat fame establishing vineyards there.
Bierzo’s soil is different from that found in other parts of Castilla y Leon in that it contains a predominance of slate and granite. This favors the Mencia vines and helps them to produce wines with a distinct mineral character. The wines tend to be lighter in terms of alcohol and more refreshing than those from other parts of Castilla y León.
José Luis del Campo
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