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Date Printed: 10/22/2014
Almansenas La Huella de Adaras 2007
Almansenas La Huella de Adaras 2007
(search item no. 101325)
International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 10/22/2014: $10.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Cherry red in color with violet streaks and a very dark robe.

In the nose it is potent with an explosion of fresh red fruit and smoky, mineral overtones. With time, it develops riper fruit aromas in addition to Mediterranean undergrowth, spices and black berries.

In the mouth it is initially attractive, giving way to well developed tannins, clear acidity and tasty fruitiness. It has hints of black liquorice, with graphite and spices - complex on the whole, which illustrates the personality of the Almansa terroir .

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About Almansenas:

Ester Nin Llort started her career in 2004 at Almanseñas in the La Mancha appellation of Almansa. There, together with Pep Aguilar and Patri Morillo, both oenologists from the Priorat, she takes charge of the viticulture and oenology for the estate where three wines are made from Garnacha Tintorera and Monastrell.

The estate Venta La Vega (La Vega Inn) is on the "Royal Way" from Madrid to Valencia & Alicante, where an inn once stood and welcomed travelers’' tales. The vineyard fields are scattered with ancient rainwater troughs, pine trees and oak trees which abruptly meet with the cornfields on the Almansa plateau.