White Wine Phincas Thousand Milks 2013

White wine from Rioja made from Viura, White Grenache and Malvasía aged for 11 months in French oak barrels.
Crianza. 11 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 13.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rioja
Grapes Varieties: Grenache White, Malvasía, Viura,
Wineries: DSG Vineyards
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Following an old Rioja tradition, David Sampedro Gil, owner of DSG Vineyards, has crafted the exceptional Phincas Thousand Milks from a blend of grapes coming from two estates, called Finca Lali and Finca La Abejera, located in the Rioja Alavesa.

The main ingredient of this Spanish white wine is Viura (aka Macabeo) coming from vineyards planted in 1910, complemented with Malvasía and White Grenache, both of them planted in 1929.

The harvest of this organic white wine was carried out, as with all David Sampedro's wines - a winemaker internationally known, incidentally, as one of La Rioja's new "terroirists" - according to the specifications of the biodynamic calendar.

The whole winemaking process of this Crianza white wine took place inside wooden barrels. Macerated for a week, after a gentle crushing the wine must was fermented in French oak barrels and subsequently aged for 11 months with frequent lees-stirrings.

Properly stored, Phincas Thousand Milks 2013 will improve in the bottle for about 6-8 years.

Aerate 1 hour before drinking.

 

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Appearance

The wine Phincas Thousand Milks has an intense yellow colour with golden tinges.

Nose

Quite young, though already deep and impressively complex. This Rioja white wine suggests some hints of white fruit, touches of mint and honey, smells of exotic spices, subtle notes of toasted wood and balsam. This white wine by DSG Vineyards is particularly remarkable for its rocky minerality.

Palate

The ageing on lees has given this white wine from Rioja Alavesa an oily, dense mouthfeel that, nevertheless, does not prevent the wine from being fresh. Notes of flowers and citrus, and remembrances of spices over a deep, complex mineral background. Very well crafted and multi-layered, this white wine by Bodegas Bhilar has a great acidity and an exceptionally long finish 

Our personal opinion

A first-rate job by David Sampedro, the confidential Phincas Thousand Milks 2013 is a high-end, age-worthy white wine from La Rioja which is different from almost any white wine you might think of. Remarkably complex and nuanced.

OTHER VINTAGES

Phincas Thousand Milks 2011:

Enterwine 94.

Phincas Thousand Milks 2010:

Enterwine 94. Peñín 93.

Year 2013
Type White
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 7-9º
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? Yes
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 11
Enterwine's Score 94
Media rating 94
Percentage of variety Viura 80%, Garnacha Blanca 10%, Malvasía 10%.
Pairings Baked whitefish, Boullabaise, Curred fish, Fish and gravey, Risotto, Rosted piglet, Stew, White meat with gravy, Whitefish salads
Taste Complex and Elegant, Fresh and dry, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
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Dear DSG!!
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This white wine ought to revolutionize the way Rioja whites are perceived. This is something completely new because it cannot be further from the generic character that almost all Rioja whites, even the very best, display. 5 stars.
Review by (Posted on 18 December 2018)
Congrats DSG Vineyards!!
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A friend gave me this wine as a present. He was super excited about it, but I really didn't know what to expect. Queer name. Unknown producer (for me). Then I opened it, wait about 1 hour and... Wow!! The best white wine I've had in a long time. Deep, multi-layered, fresh. Makes love with your palate and leaves you in awe!
Review by (Posted on 18 August 2017)
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