Phinca La Revilla 2013
Tras pasar 6 años de crianza en barrica, David Sampedro nos entrega un monovarietal de Viura muy diferente a lo que se espera de un blanco riojano. Vino de parcela proveniente de una Viura plantada en 1925, gestionada en biodinámica, con notas oxidativas que no delatan sin embargo su edad. Muy balsámico y con intensos recuerdos de flores secas, jalea real e incluso vermut.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
There is no wine from 2012 or 2014, so I tasted the still-unbottled 2013 Phinca La Revilla Blanco, a golden/amber colored white full of notes of pollen and beeswax and a spicy, Jura-like twist. It has a polished palate with some flavors that remind me of some of the old-style whites from Rioja (think Castillo Ygay or Tondonia) with pungent flavors and great persistence. It's like a modern version of the classical style, matured for a very long time in barrels that are not topped up. This has oxidized slowly in barrel and should be very stable in bottle. It will be bottled in its sixth year. The more I smelled the wine, the more it reminded me of the old Castillo Ygay Blanco. A few weeks later, I retasted the bottled version of it, and it showed a little riper, with notes of quince and yellow plums, quite intriguing. A unique white. There are some 1,000 bottles of this.
La Revilla is new to the Bhilar portfolio, made with a duo of Tempranillo and 1% Graciano from clay soils. Sappy, supple and well balanced, with clove and pepper spice top notes, good weight and concentration and very subtle oak. 2020-24