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Quinta da Muradella Alanda Tinto 2012

Quinta da Muradella Alanda Tinto 2012

The red Alanda is a blend of Mencía, Bastardo (Merenzao/Trousseau), Garnacha, Tintorera, plus a swig of Mouratón and Arauxa (as Tempranillo is known around these parts). Again the fruit is drawn from a mosaic of different vineyards spanning Monterrei's myriad of soil types and sub-zones. Again, it works beautifully. The resulting wine is a kind of vinous mural of the Monterrei landscape. One-third of the grapes are destemmed and everything is co-fermented. The wine is then aged for 14 months in used oak barrels and 6 months in vat before bottling. It's a perfumed, succulent and lithe wine, juicy and medium bodied, packed with singing red fruit.

Type Red Wine
Varietal(s) Bastardo Garnacha Tintorera
Country Spain
Region Monterrei
Brand Quinta da Muradella
Vintage 2012

Robert Parker/Wine Advocate – The different grape varieties were fermented together, part in stainless steel, part in cement, with one third of full clusters and aged for one year in used barrels and matured for a further three months in stainless steel before being bottle unfiltered. The nose is fruit-driven, there are no traces of oak, a combination of cherry fruit, herbal aromas and a pinch of spices, and a medium-bodied palate with focused, red cherry flavors, fine tannins and balanced acidity. This is supple and easy to drink, fresh and very pleasant. 91 points, Luis Gutiérrez, The Wine Advocate, Jan 2015

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