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Laura Lorenzo DaTerra Viticultores Azos da Vila 2016


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A Spanish red that was way under priced.

Producer/Winery: Laura Lorenzo; Manzaneda, Spain.

Grape Variety: Blend – Mouratón, Mencía, Garnacha Tintorera, Merenzao, Gran Negro, Doña Blanca, Colgadeira and Godello.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Ribeira Sacra; Galicia, Spain.

Vintage: 2016

Price: $32.40 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Pizza: roast chicken, pesto sauce, peppers, onions and mozzarella cheese.

Tasting:

    Opened 45-minutes before drinking. Clear, but with a lot of very fine sediment in suspension, dark ruby color with a tint of purple and a lighter ruby rim. Very fruity aromas mixed with damp earth and rose floral. Silky smooth entry, rich, dusty mouthfeel, medium to full body and a 100-grit texture. Intense and juicy ripe cherry, raspberry and cranberry flavors. Mouthwatering, but only medium acidity, wonderful well integrated tannins and a long fruity and rich textural finish. This was a real WOW Spanish wine. Overflowing with ripe fruit tastes, fantastically rich mouthfeel and it all continues long after the finish. The combination of ripe fruit with the tannins and spice that carries through and beyond the finish is simply fantastic. We loved it with our pizza, but it was clearly a wine that was way above our humble dinner. We called it a Spanish red that was way under priced.

    Note: Just as the Laura Lorenzo DaTerra Viticultores Portela do Vento 2017, attached to the bottle just below the wax seal was an easily removable folded information card in both Spanish and English. Included were descriptions about: growing conditions, harvesting and wine-making. Although it may seem like a trivial thing, having this information available when we were drinking the wine GREATELY added to our enjoyment.

One of Laura Lorenzo's terraced vineyards
Photo from José Pastor.

Comments:

See our reviews of other Laura Lorenzo wines.

Alcohol Content: 12.5%

Closure: Wax sealed 45mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: Not available.

Imported by: Llaurador Wines; Tiburon, California.