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Alvar De Dios Vaguera 2016 750ml

size
750ml
country
Spain
subappellation
Tierra de Castilla y Leon
92
W&S
91
WA
Additional vintages
2016 2015 2014
92
W&S
Rated 92 by Wine & Spirits
There seems to be an eclectic gathering in this glass, a party with white fruit aromas celebrating together with spices, meaty scents and earth tones, all enjoying the diversity. While the texture is soft, a marked acidity highlights the wine’s earthier flavors, drawing out a charming, funky side. Recommended for adventurous drinkers, this is a 95-year-old mixed planting of albillo, a local variety, together with godello, moscatel, palomino, malvasia and other, as yet unidentified, vines at a parcel in Maderal, a village in Toro. ... More details

Alvar De Dios Vaguera 2016 750ml

SKU 809991
$26.94
/750ml bottle
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Professional Ratings
92
W&S
91
WA
92
W&S
Rated 92 by Wine & Spirits
There seems to be an eclectic gathering in this glass, a party with white fruit aromas celebrating together with spices, meaty scents and earth tones, all enjoying the diversity. While the texture is soft, a marked acidity highlights the wine’s earthier flavors, drawing out a charming, funky side. Recommended for adventurous drinkers, this is a 95-year-old mixed planting of albillo, a local variety, together with godello, moscatel, palomino, malvasia and other, as yet unidentified, vines at a parcel in Maderal, a village in Toro.
91
WA
Rated 91 by Wine Advocate
The white 2016 Vaguera is pure Dona Blanca from a north-facing plot planted at 950 meters in altitude, surrounded by forest on red clay. It has an expressive and open nose of peach, apricot and cantaloupe melon; it’s really exuberant, aromatic and showy, a completely different expression than the other Dona Blanca bottling he does from the Arribes del Duero zone (the Las Vidres). This fermented in barrel and then matured in foudre, concrete egg and amphorae for some 12 months. It’s both mineral and powerful, quite different from the rest of the wines here, much more exuberant. There is very good minerality on the palate that gives it a more austere twist. 1,710 bottles were filled in January 2018.
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size
750ml
country
Spain
subappellation
Tierra de Castilla y Leon
Additional vintages
2016 2015 2014
Overview
Rated 92 - There seems to be an eclectic gathering in this glass, a party with white fruit aromas celebrating together with spices, meaty scents and earth tones, all enjoying the diversity. While the texture is soft, a marked acidity highlights the wine’s earthier flavors, drawing out a charming, funky side. Recommended for adventurous drinkers, this is a 95-year-old mixed planting of albillo, a local variety, together with godello, moscatel, palomino, malvasia and other, as yet unidentified, vines at a parcel in Maderal, a village in Toro.
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Region: Castilla Y Leon

The ancient, arid and beautiful region of Castilla y Leon is the largest in Spain, and amongst the largest single 'regions' in any country of Europe. It has been famed throughout the centuries for its architecture, its people, its art and literature, and not least for its characterful and flavorful wines, which capture the beating heart and passion of Spain and Spanish culture. Castilla y Leon is essentially a vast plateau, and is extremely dry, with a poor soil structure which one might think would make viticulture difficult, if not impossible. However, Castilla y Leon has plenty of native grape varietals which are able to stretch their roots deep underground, to tap into the moisture and minerals which can be found there.
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Country: Spain

Ever since the Phoenicians and Romans brought their knowledge of vine cultivation to Spanish soils, the country's culture has grown alongside wine production, with wine being a vital part of Spanish identity and Spanish traditions. Each region of Spain has a wine quite distinct from the others, and it is produced by smallholders and families as much as it is by large companies and established wineries. From the relatively mild and lush regions of La Rioja to the arid plateaus that surround Madrid, grapes are grown in abundance for the now booming Spanish wine industry, and new laws and regulations have recently been put in place to keep the country's standards high. By combining traditional practices with modern technology, Spanish wineries are continuing to produce distinctive wines of great character, flavor and aroma, with the focus shifting in recent decades to quality over quantity.

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Region: Castilla Y Leon

The ancient, arid and beautiful region of Castilla y Leon is the largest in Spain, and amongst the largest single 'regions' in any country of Europe. It has been famed throughout the centuries for its architecture, its people, its art and literature, and not least for its characterful and flavorful wines, which capture the beating heart and passion of Spain and Spanish culture. Castilla y Leon is essentially a vast plateau, and is extremely dry, with a poor soil structure which one might think would make viticulture difficult, if not impossible. However, Castilla y Leon has plenty of native grape varietals which are able to stretch their roots deep underground, to tap into the moisture and minerals which can be found there.
field.svg

Country: Spain

Ever since the Phoenicians and Romans brought their knowledge of vine cultivation to Spanish soils, the country's culture has grown alongside wine production, with wine being a vital part of Spanish identity and Spanish traditions. Each region of Spain has a wine quite distinct from the others, and it is produced by smallholders and families as much as it is by large companies and established wineries. From the relatively mild and lush regions of La Rioja to the arid plateaus that surround Madrid, grapes are grown in abundance for the now booming Spanish wine industry, and new laws and regulations have recently been put in place to keep the country's standards high. By combining traditional practices with modern technology, Spanish wineries are continuing to produce distinctive wines of great character, flavor and aroma, with the focus shifting in recent decades to quality over quantity.