Bodegas Bhilar "Phinca Encanto Rufete" 2014


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  • David Sampedro Gil is a fifth generation vine grower and winemaker from Elvillar, a little village located in the Rioja Alavesa where he focuses on biodynamics. In addition to Spain, he makes wine in the Mosel (Germany) when he can as well. Here in the southern part of Salamanca he is working to rehabilitate the almost extinct grape, Rufete, where 80% of the vines are more than 50 years old. Native yeast fermentation, and aged for around 2 years in older French oak. This wine is cherry red in color and of medium intensity on the palate. It expresses notes of ripe red fruit, redcurrant and spice in the mouth, with medium-plus acidity and a long, enveloping finish. Serve with a slight chill and with a garlic-pesto pasta or with chicken thighs braised with herbed butter.