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WHAT MAKES THIS WINE UNIQUE?Campo Arriba is the northernmost vineyard area in the Yecla region. It is also the highest, located between 700-800m (2,300-2,625 ft) altitude. In this area, best quality grapes mature more slowly due to diurnal temperature variation
RATING HISTORY:2020 92JS; 2019 92JS; 2018 92JS, 90VM; 2017 91JS; 2016 91JS, 2015 92JS; 2014 93RP
GRAPE:70% Monastrell, 20% Syrah, 10% Garnacha Tintorera. Organically grown vines planted from 1987-1992. Tended in 70% limestone and 30% sand soils at 750m (2,460ft) elevation
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS:Pasta with meat sauce, mushrooms, cured cheeses, red meats, legumes, and cured ham
VINIFICATION AND AGING:Fermentation takes places in stainless steel tanks for 15 days. Then the wine is aged in French oak barrels for 8 months
LOCATION, SOIL, CLIMATE:70% limestone and 30% sand soils at 750m (2,460ft) elevation
TASTING NOTES:Blackberries, blueberries, acacia flowers, and chalky minerality dominate the aromatics and flavors. It is full-bodied, the price is absurdly low for a wine of this quality, and I suspect it can age nicely for another 5-6 years, although its true value is its exuberance, fruit purity and density.
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