Produced by Selección César Múñoz, Cienfuegos is a Spanish white wine made from Albarín, Verdejo and Godello. The native, recovered variety Albarín comes from 30-year-old vines located north of Valladolid. The latter ones are selected from very old vineyards planted in rocky soils on the southern border of the DO Toro.
The grapes were harvested by hand in late September, just before becoming overripe. After being destemmed, they were separately macerated in stainless steel tanks. After a gentle pressing, the free-run juice of this white wine from Castilla y León was transferred into new, 225-litre French oak barrels, where it was fermented and then aged for 11 months on its lees.
Finally, Cienfuegos 2018 was bottled.
Limited production. Great ageing potential.
Clean and bright, the white wine Cienfuegos has a pale yellow colour with some golden glints.
This original Crianza white wine smells of white fruit and flowers, with a spicy touch of vanilla, cedar and cumin over an intense smoky background.
Creamy and mouth-coating, this white wine from César Muñoz balances excellently the fruit and the oak. Great acidity and long finish with white fruit underpinned by a dim mineral layer.
|Our personal opinion||
A surprising blend -and a highly successful one at that. Cienfuegos 2018 is rich and full of nuance.
|D.O.||VT Castilla y León|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||10 minutes before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months mixing in barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||11|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Albarín Blanco 60%, Verdejo 20%, Godello 20%.|
|Pairings||Baked whitefish, Boullabaise, Cod, Curred fish, Grilled fish, Oriental cuisine, Oysters, Poultry, Rice with fish, Roasted white meats, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Business dinner, To bring to an engagement|