Reto 2018 (x6)
La Albilla es quizás la variedad más antigua de la que se tiene registro en la denominación de origen Manchuela. Este vino en esta añada es probablemente "uno de los blancos mediterráneos más frescos de España", tal y como reseñó Luis Gutiérrez en The Wine Advocate. De perfil austero, mineral y con la chispa de los suelos graníticos.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
I also tasted the white 2018 Reto, from a cooler year than 2017 that resulted in slightly lower alcohol and higher acidity. This is a vintage that represents the style of white they aim for—fresh, complex and mineral, with an austere profile and integrated oak. It's still a baby and shows more primary notes of freshly cut grass and aromatic herbs, but the core is the striking minerality and the spark of the granite soils. This has a cool-climate profile, with marked acidity, that should keep the wine alive in bottle for a good 5 years or more. It's at a very similar quality level as the 2017 I tasted next to it...perhaps a little better! One of the freshest Mediterranean whites from Spain. The price is simply unbelievable. And I'm sure it's going to be incredibly long lived, especially after I tasted the 2011. 15,000 bottles were filled in March 2019.
A little reductive with some candle wax, this opens to reveal yellow apples and stems. On the medium-bodied palate, it’s quite elegant and spicy, with stone fruit running confidently through the center palate. Drink now.