2021 Dominio del Aguila 'Picaro del Aguila' Vinas Viejas, Ribera del Duero, Spain
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2021 Dominio del Aguila 'Picaro del Aguila' Vinas Viejas, Ribera del Duero, Spain

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The Tinto counterpart to the Pícaro Clarete is a co-fermented blend of Tempranillo with Albillo, Garnacha, and Bobal – fruit strictly selected from parcels chosen for their quality and response to vintage conditions, all gravel and heavier clay sites. Hand-harvested, whole cluster natural yeast co-fermentation in concrete tanks installed in the coldest part of the subterranean cellar. Pigeage done by foot. After primary fermentation, the wines are placed in French oak for malo and aging.

One of the newest estates in Ribera del Duero, Dominio del Águila, was founded by Jorge Monzón and Isabel Rodero in 2010. Located in the village of La Aguilera, Jorge farms 30 hectares of vines organically with ongoing experiments with biodynamics. Like his neighbors, he relies primarily on the Tempranillo grape for his wines. But also Bobal, Garnacha, Tempranillo Gris and Albillo to add complexity to his wines. The vineyards are all over fifty years in age, and located on sandy and rocky clay soils. Jorge has acquired these plots over the last decade while working at Bodegas Arzuaga-Navarro which he departed in 2013 to work full time at his own estate.  Jorge comes from a family with a long tradition of growing grapes and making wines. He has studied in Bordeaux and Burgundy and has worked at both Domaine Romanée-Conti at Vega Sicilia before joining Arzuaga.