Red Wine Phinca Lali 2016

Organic Crianza red wine from La Rioja. Blend of Tempranillo and Viura aged for 3 years in French oak barrels.
Crianza. 36 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 15º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rioja
Grapes Varieties: Viura, Tempranillo,
Wineries: DSG Vineyards
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

Considered one of the leading voices of the new, terroir-oriented Rioja, winemaker David Sampedro Gil, head of DSG Vineyards, calls Phinca Lali  "my most complex wine."

Made basically from Tempranillo, this Spanish red wine is complemented with a pinch of Viura (aka Macabeo). The grapes come from a 0.3 hectare plot farmed following the guidelines of biodynamic agriculture. Planted in 1910 near Elvillar, Álava, the vineyard had been forgotten for decades until it was saved from oblivion by David Sampedro a few years ago.

Harvested on a fruit day according to the lunar calendar, 30% of the grape bunches were destemmed. After that they were transferred into 500-litre open oak barrels, where they were macerated, gently stomped and spontaneously fermented with native yeasts. The the barrels were closed, after which Phinca Lali 2016 was aged for 36 months minimum. Again, this organic red wine was bottled following the lunar calendar.

Decant this single vineyard red wine at least 1 hour before drinking.

This is a sought-after, limited production Crianza red wine.

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The red wine Phincas Lali is medium cherry with a garnet rim


This blend of Tempranillo and Viura has a captivating purity and an intoxicating complexity. Lavender, spices, wet stone and black truffle, alongside very lively aromas of red and black fruit


Solid and structured, but with an overall sensation of suppleness and grace. Balance and freshness are simply spectacular, with noble tannins and a steely acidity. This wine from Bodega Bhilar - DSG Vineyards is intricate and ever-evolving. It conveys a real sense of place, with a very long finish and an arresting terroir remebrance.

Our personal opinion

The stupendous Phinca Lali 2016 shows what can be achieved when a Burgundian approach to terroir is put to work in La Rioja.


Phinca Lali 2010:

Parker 94.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18º
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? Yes
Organic Yes
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 36
Enterwine's Score 94
Media rating 94
Other guides T. Atkin 95.
Percentage of variety Tempranillo 90%, Viura 10%.
Pairings Birds, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Red meat with gravy, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Rosted piglet, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews, Vegetables
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, To bring to an engagement
1 Review
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This is best Rioja wine I've drunk in the last years - including great Tondonias, Rioja Alta and so on. This opens a new path, totally personal and of the utmost interest.
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