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San Vicente 2015

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€34.90

San Vicente 2015

Characteristics

  • Reserva. 20 Months in French and American oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 14.5

Score

P 94/94+
Parker Score 94/94+
94
Enterwine Score 94
94
Media rating 94

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€34.90
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Details

This is the new vintage of a rare Spanish red wine from La Rioja. Indeed, San Vicente is one of the very few single varietal Tempranillo Peludo ("Hairy Tempranillo") wines available on the market.

A rare, delicate native variety which produces more elegant and misterious wines than the ones made from Tempranillo, it was rescued from an almost sure extinction by the Señorío de San Vicente in the early 1980s. This winery is located next to its vineyards in the city of San Vicente de La Sonsierra, in Rioja Alavesa.

After a meticulous harvest in which the grapes were selected on site and in the cellar, the fruit was manually destemmed and fermented for 10 days with their skins, with two pump-overs performed daily. 

After a maceration period, this reserve red wine underwent malolactic fermentation in 90% French and 10% American oak barrels, where San Vicente 2015 was also aged for 20 months, being drawn-off every 4 months.

Drink this exclusive wine until 2030.

Decant a minimum of 1 hour before drinking. 50,000 bottles produced.

Additional Information

Appearance

The wine San Vicente has an intense cherry red coloured robe with garnet edges.

Nose

The nose of this wine by the Señorío de San Vicente winery is exuberant and superbly elegant. Pristine aromas of  wild raspberries and blackberries that, as the wine opens, develop into notes of vanilla, cinnamon and sandalwood. As this Reserva from La Rioja opens, the parade continues with dark chocolate after eight mints, fresh fragrant cigars, aromas of flowers and mineral undertones.

Palate

Flavorful and full of nuance, this Tempranillo Peludo has a remarkable complexity. Juicy red fruit, remembrances of flowers, enticing mineral undertones and some toasted notes along with elegant spicy notions that are very well-integrated. Good acidity, and a long finish with an aftertaste of nuanced spices, vanillas, and more roasted notes. Impressive ageing potential.

Our personal opinion

The remarkable San Vicente 2015 is a one-of-a-kind wine made from Tempranillo Peludo, an enticing, extremely rare native grape variety.

 

OTHER VINTAGES

San Vicente 2014:

Enterwine 94. Peñín 94. Guía Proensa 99. Parker 92. Tim Atkin MW 93. James Suckling 99. Stephen Tanzer 95.

San Vicente 2013:

Enterwine 94. Parker 93.

San Vicente 2012:

Peñín 96. Enterwine 94.

San Vicente 2011:

Peñín 95. Parker 92.

Year 2015
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French and American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 20
Parker Score 94/94+
Peñin Score No
Our Score 94
Media rating 94
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal Tempranillo Peludo
Percentage of variety No
Pairings Aged cheeses, Birds, Civet, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Vegetables
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Business dinner, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
  1. top top review by Firebrand on 11/6/2018
    Value

    Super good wine. Amazingly profound.

  2. rare wine review by Salonen on 7/26/2018
    Value

    Exceptional wine from an obscure rare variety. One-of-a-kind Rioja!!

  3. San Vicente review by 5 oaks on 8/18/2017
    Value

    I was curious about this 'hairy tempranillo' and was not disappointed. It is veeeery smooth, with no tension or rough corners, and an immensely pleasurable fruit.

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