Phincas se presenta como el vino de paraje de David Sampedro. Es un tinto expresivo que refleja un paraje de viñedo en altura y con más de 60 años de edad. Es un tinto intenso, con profundidad y concentración, y muy buena acidez. Voluptuoso y estructurado cuando se abre, con notas de zarzamora, hierbas y especias.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
Tasted as a sample of the final blend waiting to be bottled, the 2015 Phincas is from a challenging year when they had to move out of their old winery and David broke his foot during the harvest, so he didn't produce some of the wines. So, this has around 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and the rest Viura from all the vineyards except La Revilla and El Vedao, the only single vineyards bottled separately that year. It has an intense balsamic nose of macerated herbs, acid berries and dark chocolate and is spicy but not oaky, with a fine palate with pungent acidity and great freshness. There are 5,000 liters of this that should make it into some 6,500 bottles after almost two years in used barrique and one year in oak vats. When I tasted the bottled wine, it had all the vermouth-like aromas and macerated herbs, and the palate felt quite balanced and with the freshness to develop in bottle.
Fermented with 100% whole bunches, Phincas is a village blend from various plots in Elvillar, David Sampedro's home from home. Rose petal and violet aromas sashay into a palate that is typically sappy and savoury, with subtle oak, flavours of thyme and oregano and a nip of tannin. 2021-25