Dominio del Aguila Ribera del Duero 'Canta la Perdiz' 2014
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. ‘Canta la Perdiz’ is a co-fermented blend, foot trodden, vinified in concrete, and aged 30 months in barrel. Delicate aromatics lead to a red-fruited palate noted with flavors of chalk, baking spice, and flowers, marked by well-integrated tannins.
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