2021 Quinta Milu, Ribera del Duero, Spain
Quinta Milú is young winemaker Germán R. Blanco’s tiny operation in the small town of La Aguilera, in the province of Burgos. Blanco calls his estate a “micro winery” and eschews modern winemaking techniques and international varieties. From old Tempranillo vines, he makes wines aged in different types and sizes of casks and barrels. Unlike 99% of other wineries in Ribera del Duero, no two vintages of Milu are the same.
Quinta Milu is named for Germán’s adorable baby boy, Lucas , whom they lovingly refer to as “Mi Lu” or Milú.
100% Tempranillo from vines that average fifty years of age. All of the fruit is destemmed; the wine is aged a minimum of six months in old French or American oak casks. Bottled unfined and unfiltered and without cold stabilization. Germán calls this— his flagship wine— a “vino de pueblo”, which he translates as “a wine for every day and for everyone.
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