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Soto y Manrique la Orquestra
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Soto y Manrique la Orquestra 2014

Castilla-Leon, SpainThis biodynamic, characterful and challengingly alluring white is mostly high altitude 75-year-old Verdejo vines from poor, sandy limestone soils. A ten percent splash of chardonnay fills out this naturalist white, one shaped by the extreme continental climate. Fifty percent was aged reductively in clay amphorae with the remainder fermented and aged in old oak barrels, with battonage for 10 months. Oxidative-leaning and salt licked, this is roasted hazelnuts and almonds, pear skin, light quince, green fig, fennel to a lingering, salted stone finish. This wine shines when it has time open, allowed to warm some and expand.Tasted: 05 June 2017Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 32.00 private wine stores Producer: Soto y ManriqueDistributors: AmoVino Distributors Ltd
Blend: Verdejo - ChardonnayCSPC: 875674