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We feel as if we’re letting you in on a terrific secret with this choice. In just a few short years, vigneron Jorge Monzón and architect Isabel Rodero have produced wines which are as complex as they are elegant. It seems that only a few in the wine business have cottoned on so far, but we’re certain that’s quickly going to change.
Clarete is a beautiful, almost lost tradition of Ribera del Duero now being revived by a couple of adventurous bodegas. It’s a predominately a blend of Tempranillo and Albillo with a tiny percentage of the usual old vineyard vinous diversity; Bobal, Garnacha, Tempranillo Gris, Pirules, Jaen, Malvasia and others. Both red and while grapes are co-fermented then pressed to barrel for fermentation which can take up to 9 months in the cold underground caves of Dominio del Aguila
Your nose will discover wonderful white florals and gentle fennel; proudly supported by the fruits of smaller red berries. Your palate will come alive to its texture and tightly-structured complexity. There’s enough bright red fruit here to drink happily now but it’s structure, intensity and balance point towards a long life.
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