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2015 Bhilar Phinca El VedaoGrenache / Garnacha from Spain

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"Bodegas Bhilar is a boutique winery located in Elvillar, Rioja Alavesa, run by husband and wife team, David Sampedro and Melanie Hickman. Their goal is to make terroir-driven ...

  • 93+ Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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The one varietal Garnacha, a grape that's not that common in the village of Elvillar, the 2015 Phinca El Vedao is from three plots on a south-facing slope at lower altitude, some 500 meters above sea level, where the grape sets and ripens properly. The wine matured in 400- and 500-liter oak barrels for almost two and a half years. It has an expressive Garnacha nose with berry fruit and a floral touch, more in the style of some wines from the north of Navarra than the ones from Aragón. It has the freshness and acidity often linked to the wines from Elvillar. It's very balanced and complete and has very fine tannins, a chalky texture from the limestone soils and great balance. A step up over the first vintage. 2,070 bottles were filled in April 2018.

Product Description:

"Bodegas Bhilar is a boutique winery located in Elvillar, Rioja Alavesa, run by husband and wife team, David Sampedro and Melanie Hickman. Their goal is to make terroir-driven wines with soul, respect the land, work only with indigenous grapes, and to share their unique wines with good people with positive energy. In the year 1999, David started learning about the biodynamic philosophy and changed how he cared for his vineyards. First, he converted to organic farming and then began following tenants to recover the harmony between man, earth, vines, and cosmos. In 2014, tractors were eliminated and horses were brought back to farm the vineyards.

An expressive Garnacha nose with berry fruit and a floral touch. Fresh with balanced acidity and very fine tannins with a chalky texture from the limestone soils." -Importer

Product Detail

Item # 119948
Country Spain
Region La Rioja
Sub-Region Rioja
Ratings

93+ - Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2015
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Grenache / Garnacha
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste black currant, blackberry, dust and leather
Nose vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit and red fruit