Dominio del Aguila Ribera del Duero 'Picaro Clarete' 2015
Former oenology student turned DRC intern Jorge Monzón works 66 hectares of vines around his hometown of La Aguilera, focusing on indigenous regional varieties, old vines, and organic farming. ‘Picaro Clarete’ is a whole-cluster, spontaneously co-fermented blend of indigenous varieties, aged 20 months in French oak. The final wine is rich and hearty, showing vibrant flavors of red fruits, earth, and spice. Spanish wine lovers, this one’s for you.
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