Red Wine Phincas 2015
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It is made from 4 little plots of organically and biodynamically farmed low-yielding vineyards located near the town of Elvillar, Álava. The 30 to 100-year-old grapevines totalize 2.5 hectares.
As for the composition, this Vino de Paraje is made principally from Tempranillo, complemented with Graciano, Grenache and, following the Rioja tradition of adding a tiny amount of white grapes to red blends, 5% Viura.
Harvested by hand, only half of the grapes were destemmed. Both halves were fermented into a big wooden vat with indigenous yeasts. Then they were pressed and transferred into 500-litre French oak barrels, where malolactic fermentation was completed. After that, Phincas 2015 was aged for 36 months in the barrels, after which it was transferred into 8,000-litre French oak vats, where it was further aged for 6 months.
We suggest that you decant this red wine from La Rioja 1 hour before drinking.
Production around 10,000 bottles.
This wine by David Sampedro Gil (DSG) has an intense cherry colour with a purple rim.
Right from the start, one realizes that the red wine Phincas is not your ordinary Rioja. This wine by Bodega Bilhar is truly original and characteristic, showing a clear terroir imprint and a sort of gravitas that is both intriguing and extremely attractive. Fruit is juicy and spicy, with a delicious note of Amarena cherries, and there are many balsamic remembrances, as well as a deep mineral core and notes of lavender and aromatic herbs.
Again, the first thing that we notice in this red wine from Rioja Alavesa is its distinctive, extremely idiosyncratic character. This is a deeply serious organic red wine, though never austere or forbidding. Intricate and multilayered, bearing the mark of terroir, with excellent acidity and a remarkable ageing potential. Extremely mineral and balsamic, with fabulous integration of wood and a very long, complex finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Quite an achievement, Phincas 2015 is an invitation to rethink Rioja. A captivating wine.
Phincas DSG 2014:
Enterwine 93. Parker 90.
Phincas DSG 2013:
Phincas DSG 2011:
Enterwine 93. Parker 90.
Phincas DSG 2010:
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||Yes|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||36|
|Percentage of variety||Tempranillo 70%, Graciano 15%, Garnacha 10%, Viura 5%.|
|Pairings||Birds, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Red meat with gravy, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement|