Mundo Zeppelling Blanco 2017
Mundo Zeppelling es un blanco elaborado casi en su totalidad con Palomino. Los viñedos situados en Ponferrada tienen más de 60 años y sus uvas ofrecen un Bierzo con destacable salinidad, delicado y equilibrado.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
The 2017 La Calabaza is a white, mostly Palomino, from the old vines in the village of Ozuela. 2017 was a year marked by the frost of April that decimated the crop. It was a warm and dry year. 30% of the volume fermented in tinaja (amphora) with skins for eight months and the rest destemmed and pressed and fermented in 500-liter oak barrel where it was kept for ten months. They have worked on fine-tuning the use of the skins and the wood, and they moved away from the chestnut barrel and got some used barrels from the Loire. The skin contact gives the wine a lot more nuances that a regular pressed and cold-fermented Palomino. They want to work with Palomino in Bierzo rather than join the craziness for Godello (which I'm not sure if it's going the right way). They started harvesting the 20th of August, which was very unusual, but the wines don't show heat. The skins give length and weight, tannins and a slight oxidation that can remind you of quince and lemon peel, and the challenge is to control all that, which they think can be achieved with the élevage in wood. The palate has that tastiness that makes it almost salty. The rusticity and wood from the previous year is gone; there is more finesse and balance, and it has more complexity and nuance too. I think this is a white that can age for a very long time in bottle. 1,500 bottles were filled in May 2018.