This single vineyard wine comes from Casas del Bosque´s estate, located within the coolest, westernmost reaches of the Casablanca Valley. The vines where planted between 2003 and 2014, and are equipped with drip irrigation. Crop levels average 8 tons per hectare (3.4 tons per acre). After picking, the grapes were crushed to a pneumatic press. The resulting juices were left to macerate and cold settle for 5 days following which time they were racked to stainless steel tanks, inoculated with selected yeasts and fermented at temperatures between 12 and 18ºC. Following fermentation the young wine was left for a few weeks on its gross lees (without stirring) before blending. After blending the wine was clarified, cold stabilized and filtered. Bottled occurred on August 27th, 2020. Total production was 3,500 cases.
Pale straw color with green reflections. Layers of aromas of grapefruit, boxwood and passionfruit. On palate the wine is dry and crisp, with citrus and herbal flavors and refreshing acidity. Finishes long. Ideally served at 42–46ºF with shellfish like oysters or with grilled fish. Herbs like chives, cilantro or parsley. Green olives, chutney and all types of goat’s cheese.
92 pts – Vinous (Joaquín Hidalgo)
91 pts – Tim Atkin
91 pts – International Wine Challenge
90 pts – James Suckling