LOESS INSPIRATION

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Loess Inspiration is the result of a flash of inspiration during a tasting session. While searching for the ideal blend for our Loess Crianza 2012, with the coupage of certain barrels, we discovered this younger wine. It ages in barrels for around 9 months, and so may be included in the range of so-called high-end oak reds.

 

Around 50,000 bottles are put on sale annually.

 

Viticulture We use hand-harvested grapes from our own vineyards to make this wine. Yield is between 3,000 and 5,000 kg.

Wine-making The various wines that blend to form Loess Inspiration have spent an average of nine months in excellent quality French oak barrels, with light to medium toast levels, in their first, second or third year of use.

Designation of origin Ribera del Duero

Varietal 100% tinta del país

ABV 14.5%

Production Around 50,000 bottles

 

OUR TASTING NOTES

 

When the wine is opened and served in a glass, it presents an intense, very young, garnet colour indicating the proper maceration of the grapes on harvesting.

On the nose, it quickly shows considerable aromatic intensity, with a predomination of fruit subtly blended with the oak in which it has aged for months, creating highly satisfying nuances of complexity.

On the palate, the varietal character is prominent, its texture pleasing and its flavour a complex blend of fruit, balsamics and the hints of toasted oak, with a medium-long finish.

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