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Losada 2017

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€10.95

Losada 2017

Characteristics

  • Crianza. 10 Months in French oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 14.5

Score

ñ 92
Peñín Score 92
91
Enterwine Score 91
92
Media rating 92

Availability: In stock

€10.95
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Details

Produced by Bodega Losada Vinos de Finca, the 2017 vintage of Losada comes with an interesting novelty. This time, the Mencía variety, the main ingredient of this Spanish red wine, is complemented with small amounts of the Doña Blanca, a white variety, and with a portion of other red varieties.

The 40 to 80-year-old vines were harvested by hand and carefully selected. Destemmed and gently crushed, the grapes were vinified in stainless steel tanks.

After the completion of malolactic fermentation, this red wine from El Bierzo was aged for 10 months in 2nd, 3rd and 4th year French oak barrels. Finally, it was clarified with vegetable gelatin and bottled unfiltered.

Drink Losada 2017 from now to 2023.

Additional Information

Appearance

The red wine Losada has a medium-high cherry-coloured robe with a garnet rim.

Nose

Fresh notes of ripe black fruit define this Mencía from El Bierzo. Pleasantly rugged, with hints of spices and toast, aromas of blue flowers, and some delicate lactic touches.

Palate

Lively notes of bramble and damson, that slowly evolve into notions of toast, smoked meat, orange rind and dry earth. This red wine by Bodega Losada Vinos de Finca has a zesty acidity, crunchy tannins, and a long finish with some toasted remembrances.

Our personal opinion

Produced in the increasingly hot DO El Bierzo, Losada 2017 is a stupendous value.

OTHER VINTAGES

Losada 2016:

Enterwine 91. Peñín 93. James Suckling 96. Wine Spectator 92. Wine Enthusiast 92. Vinous 91.

Losada 2015:

12 months in oak. Enterwine 91. Peñín 92. Gourmets Guide (2017) 94. James Suckling 95.

Losada 2014:

Peñín 93. Gourmet Guide 95.

Losada 2013:

Parker 90. Peñín 92.

Losada 2011:

Tanzer 91. Wine Spectator 92. Wine Enthusiast: 92.

Losada 2010:

91 points - Wine & Spirits (Best Buy)

Year 2017
Type Red
D.O. Bierzo
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 10
Parker Score No
Peñin Score 92
Our Score 91
Media rating 92
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal No
Percentage of variety Mencía, Doña Blanca, Otras variedades tintas.
Pairings Birds, Cold meats, Cured cheeses, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Mushrooms, Poultry, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted pork, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews, Vegetables, Vegetables
Taste Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
  1. losada review by Porter on 2/1/2018
    Value

    Good wine. Great quality for little money.

  2. losada review by Flabbergasted on 10/21/2017
    Value

    Crunchy, yummy Mencía. I smell fresh blood oranges, cranberries and earth. A great wine with meat recipes.

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