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Casar de Burbia 2016

Casar de Burbia

2016
Bierzo (Spain)
93
PEÑÍN

Forty-year-old vines planted in the clay estates of the Valtuille de Arriba valley produce the grape...

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/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Casar de Burbia 2016

Type

Wine Red Young Crianza

Wine region

Bierzo (Spain)

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

14.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2016

Review

Forty-year-old vines planted in the clay estates of the Valtuille de Arriba valley produce the grapes behind the Casar de Burbia range of wines. The Mencia grapes used for the Casar de Burbia 2015 come from Finca Valdepiñeiro, a wonderful hillside plot at an altitude of 600 metres.

The fruit was harvested manually and underwent a cold pre-maceration process to draw out its most delicate aromas. The must was then fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks before being left to stand on its fine lees for two months. It was then aged in French oak barrels for twelve months.

The result of this process is a pure Mencia varietal wine with a striking and dense violet colour. The high quality of the grapes gives it its fruitiness while the oak brings vanilla and caramel creaminess. It is extremely pleasant in the mouth with very fine tannins and a rounded sensation thanks, partly, to the clay soils of its vineyards. Delicate vegetal tones appear in colder vintages, adding freshness to the more usual taste of wild fruit (raspberries), cherries, violets, fallen leaves and smoky hints. It is robust, fresh, and mature on drinking; a reasonably spicy and mineral wine full of life. An excellent example of this cellar’s wines, it is both complex and direct with clear features such as its acidity and tannins which indicate this is a wine which will keep well too.

The versatility of its outstanding harmony means it pairs perfectly with many dishes, as well as being the ideal wine for a casual get-together with friends.

Cooked sausages / Red meats / Entrecôte with pepper sauce / Vegetable casseroles / Hare

  • Climate:Continental
  • Vinification material:Wood
  • Ageing period:12 months
  • Barrel age:New
  • Type of wood:French oak
  • ViewPurplish red / Bright / Opaque / Clean / Thick tears
  • Bouquet:Ageing notes / Expressive / Caramel / Raspberry / Fruit aromas / Toffee notes
  • Mouth:Flavoursome / Long / Ageing notes / Fruit notes / Good acidity / Intense / Tannic / Straightforward / Vivacious / Varietal notes
  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 14ºC and 16ºC

Customer reviews

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by: Lula (2 Jul) - Vintage 2016

Mi mencia favorito

Este mencia del Bierzo tiene una relacion calidad-precio inmejorable

by: carlos (27/12/2019) - Vintage 2016

mencia poderosa

mencía poderosa con una graduación alta (14,5) pero agradable en boca y persistente de una bodega con un godello agrabilísimo

by: Emilio (25/12/2019) - Vintage 2016

Muy buen vino Atlántico

Excelente relación precio calidad para un vino con mucha carga frutal y acidez muy agradable. De taninos pulidos y paso sedoso por boca, amplio espectro de maridaje.

by: Ramses (29/05/2018) - Vintage 2015

Outstanding Value

A great wine from a bodega that knows how to get the best from the local ‘Mencia’ grape. Red fruits, correct acidity with a subtle length.

by: alfonsonorte (14/02/2019) - Vintage 2015

Beberlo con moderación

Agradable y afrutado. Posiblemente la fermentación maloláctica se ha realizado en barrica usada, sin embargo, su elevada potencia alcohólica la encuentro excesiva (14°). Beber con moderación, me ha parecido algo cabezón.

Bodega Casar de Burbia

Bodega Casar de Burbia

Casar de Burbia is a purely family-owned winery that was founded by Nemesio Fernández Bruña, the first generation of a saga of vine growers and vine-growers, as they themselves like to call themselves, which has survived to this day. That boy who, back in the 1940s, was entrusted with cleaning the clay vats as he was the only one who fit through the narrow mouths, decided in 1989 to make his dream come true and began to acquire old vineyards in El Bierzo. Obsessed with altitu...