Dominio del Aguila Ribera del Duero Gran Reserva 'Penas Aladas' 2012

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. ‘Peña Aladas’ is a Tempranillo dominant blend fermented naturally and whole-cluster in steel and aged 55 months in French oak, giving way to a textured, fruit-forward bottle noted with fine-grained tannins and strong backbone.
$227750ml
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Tempranillo

Spain’s dark and powerful headliner in Rioja, Ribera del Duero and further afield. More force than finesse and somewhat tricky to pin down aromatically it is appealingly silky and low in acid.
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Spain

One of the 'big three' European wine giants along with France and Italy, but perhaps the one with the most untapped potential, with many ascendant regions and producers just now finding an audience.