2018 Fuentes del Silencio Las Jaras [D92]

Red Blend
2018 Fuentes del Silencio Las Jaras

2018 Fuentes del Silencio Las Jaras [D92]

Red Blend
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Producer: Fuentes del Silencio 
Region: Castilla y Léon, Spain 
Blend: 60%  Mencía, 30%  Prieto picudo, 10% Alicante Bouschet 
Year: 2018 

Decanter, 92 Points 

"This is a fascinating wine, a field blend of Mencia, Prieto Picudo and Alicante Bouschet from pre-phylloxera vines grown at around 1,000m above sea level – the highest plantings of Mencia in the country, apparently. Mencia typically gives wines with medium body, and red fruit flavours. Here Prieto Picudo adds a certain florality, and teinturier grape Alicante Bouschet a depth of color. The vineyard is farmed organically, though is not officially certified organic yet. Dark in the glass, this has a captivating depth of dark mulberry, damson and forest fruits, and a herby twist. There's no overt oak influence, as the wine is aged in large oak vessels and concrete tanks. A great new addition to the Society's Spanish line-up." 

Winemaker Notes: 

"Fuentes del Silencio's Las Jaras is a bombshell for the price. Located in northwestern Spain, at the eastern foothills of the Galician mountains, this blend made from 80 to 150-year-old Prieto Picudo, Mencía and Alicante Bouschet vines makes for a wine of unusual depth, concentration and surprising freshness. At an altitude of more than 2,600 feet, the growing season is long and results in a wine of wonderful tension, texture and freshness. Once the cork is pulled, the wine immediately begins its vertical climb and builds from one strength to the next, day after day. It seems that this wine can easily last for a week after being opened and still deliver freshness and bright fruit. Those who have tasted this wine are always dumbfounded by its level of depth for the price." 

Alcohol: 14% 

*Price and availability in store may vary. Vintage date may differ from pictured.  

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