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Produced by Casar de Burbia, this Spanish red wine is a single varietal Mencía. Manually harvested, once in the cellar the grapes were fermented at a low temperature and macerated on its lees for 2 months. After that, Hombros 2013 was transferred into French and American oak barrels (33%), where it completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for 12 months.
Drink this red wine from El Bierzo over the next 5 years. Decant 1 hour before drinking.
The red wine Hombros has a deep cherry red coloured body with some violet tinges.
An expressive Mencía from El Bierzo. Dim spicy notions (cinnamon, aniseed, tobacco), mingled with juicy notes of bilberries, game and herbs over a mineral background.
Flavourful and surprising. This red wine by Casar de Burbia has a lively acidity and some polished tannins. Oak is subtle, and the wine is nicely textured, with some mineral and earthy intimations, polished tannins and a long finish.
|Our personal opinion||
A nice expression of the Mencía grape, Hombros 2013 pairs excellently with casseroles and all kind of meat dishes.
Enterwine 91. Peñín 93. Parker 89.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||40-60 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French and American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|Pairings||Bull meat, Civet, Cold meats, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Stews|
|Taste||Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Business dinner, Dinner with friends, To bring to an engagement|