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La Orquesta Soto Y Manrique 2014 750ml
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La Orquesta Soto Y Manrique Verdejo 2014

Castilla Y Leon - Spain

Professional Wine Reviews for La Orquesta Soto Y Manrique Verdejo 2014

Rated 92 by Robert Parker
There is a new wine in 2014 -- a barrel-aged Verdejo from very old vines planted at 850 meters altitude on very sandy soils surrounded by pine trees, that goes by the name 2014 La Orquesta. Half of the wine fermented in used oak barrels with bâttonage where it was matured for ten months, while the other half was fermented in stainless steel and then kept in clay amphorae, for which they have developed a remontage system without contact with the air. I tasted a final blend before bottling, so it was not yet clarified. The nose has a combination of yellow fruit, flowers, hints of nuts, balsamic herbs, fennel and some hints of smoke; it is somehow austere with incipient elegance. They look for more length in the palate and a wine that can age longer in the bottle. The palate is very balanced, because as it has the same high acidity, it has more body and volume, and comes through as softer wine even though it has a somehow tannic structure -- possibly a textural sensation provided by the lees. This will be sold without the Rueda appellation, as a Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León. 20,000 bottles produced.

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Region: Castilla Y Leon

Castilla y Leon is one of the oldest wine regions in Europe, and is a fascinating area for those passionate about the finest Spanish wines. For centuries, Castilla y Leon has attracted attention, due to its fascinating history, stunning architecture and interesting food and wine traditions. The vast plain of Castilla y Leon has developed a culture which is all its own, and the wines which have been made for centuries in the historic wineries of the region do all they can to reflect this. As such, many of the most distinctively 'Spanish' wines of the country hail from this region, including those made with classic Spanish grapes, such as the robust and spicy Tempranillo, or the more fruity, aromatic white Verdejo and Viura varietals.

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.