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La Legua Parcela La Escuadra 2016

La Legua Parcela La Escuadra

2016
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Cigales has for too long been considered a region only capable of producing good rosé wines despite ...

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£12.80

/ 0.75 L btl

Wine La Legua Parcela La Escuadra 2016

Producer

Alcohol content i

14.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2016

Review

Cigales has for too long been considered a region only capable of producing good rosé wines despite attempts to attract attention to its splendid red wines. One of the problems is that the region lies in the shadow of its all powerful neighbour, the DO Ribera del Duero appellation. Having said that, estate winemaking at the level of La Escuadra paints a promising future for the area and its red wines.

It is a fresh and mineral single-variety Grenache, with a rounded aromatic side to it. Despite its strength of 14%, it has an ethereal sensation on the palate, filling the mouth with lively fruit. Smoky hints in the background tell us of its time spent ageing in wood, while the non-stop delights enjoyed by our taste buds confirm that its fruit was harvested at just the right moment.

The whole region of Castile and León should be proud that such balanced wines are being produced here at incredible prices. Its wonderful Picota cherry colour and pure aromas are clues enough to indicate its quality, but tasting it will leave no doubts. Its delights include chocolate and pipe tobacco over fruity layers of blackberries, wild strawberries, redcurrants, and black plums. A wide drink in the mouth with well-integrated tannins and hints of black liquorice, as well as the slightly acidic taste so characteristic of Grenache when it is grown in extreme continental climates. Spices such as recently-ground black pepper add aromas to a very moreish finish, encouraging us to take another sip while we start to slice up some cheese or cut a piece of cured ham.

Food pairing

Stews / Spicy dishes / Mild cheeses / Grilled meat

Vineyard

  • Soil:Clay / Alluvial / Pebbles
  • Climate:Continental

Production

  • Ageing period:12 months
  • Type of wood:French and american oak

Tasting notes

  • ViewPicota cherry red / Clean / Intenso
  • Bouquet:Smoky notes / Tobacco / Blackberries / Chocolate / Plums / Fruit aromas / Redcurrants
  • Mouth:Balanced / Full / Good acidity / Liquorice / Well-integrated tannins / Wild fruits

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 15ºC and 17ºC
  • Drinking and storing:Drink now or keep until 2022

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by: Sibarita (2 Jun) - Vintage 2016

Gran vino de Cigales.

Gran vino de Cigales. Fresco y mineral, pero también perfumado y redondo. Etéreo en el paladar, viste la boca de fruta vibrante. Notas ahumadas en el trasfondo advierten de la madera de su crianza.

by: Verdurin (7 May) - Vintage 2016

terruño

pegado a la tierra, intenso, algo rudo, taninos recios.

by: Makarenko (2 Mar) - Vintage 2016

Una garnacha diferente

Un vino de cigales, monovarietal de Garnacha: especiado, sedoso con un punto de acidez y toque de regaliz. Diferente a los garnachas probados hasta ahora.