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Antonino Izquierdo Vendimia Seleccionada 2006

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The 2006 Antonini Izquierdo is a bit more reticent and structured. Intense, layered and complex, it too requires extended cellaring and should be at its peak from 2018-2040. This is the debut wine in this journal from Antonino Izquierdo. It appears to be a name worth remembering.
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Antonino Izquierdo

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Antonino Izquierdo, Spain
Biodynamic farming, which follows lunar cycles ,and skilled labor make up the foundation for the excellent quality grapes used to make our handcrafted wines. No weed killers, systemic products or chemical fertilizers are used in the process. Our vines, which are more than 40 years old are situated on plots of poor soil.

Antonino Izquierdo is a wine made in the vineyard, with minimal intervention. This is achieved through low-yield productions (three or four bunches per vine) and organic fertilizers of animal origin. Individual grapes are removed from the clusters before being transferred to the selection table via gravity flow, where six people perform an additional grape-by-grape selection. The fruit is then taken into temperature-controlled 15-ton-capacity stainless steel tanks for fermentation.

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Ribera del Duero is located in northen Spain’s Castilla y León region, just a 2-hour drive from Madrid. While winemaking in this area goes back more than 2000 years, it was in the 1980s that 9 wineries applied for and were granted Denominación de Origen (D.O.) status. Today, more than 300 wineries call Ribera del Duero home, including some of Spain’s most iconic names.

Notable Facts Ribera’s main grape variety, Tempranillo, locally know as Tinto Fino, is perfectly suited to the extreme climate of the region, where it must survive scorching summers and frigid winters. Low yields resulting from conscientious tending to old vines planted in Ribera’s diverse soils types, give Ribera wines a distinctive depth and complexity not found in other Tempranillos. Rich and full-bodied, the spice, dark fruit and smoky flavors in a bold Ribera del Duero will pair well with roasted and grilled meats, Mexican food and tomato-based sauces.

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Notoriously food-friendly, long-lasting and Spain’s most widely planted grape, Tempranillo is the star variety of red wines from Rioja and Ribera del Duero. The Rioja terms Joven, Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva indicate both barrel and bottle time before release. Traditionally blended in Rioja with Garnacha, plus a bit of Mazuelo (Carignan) and Graciano, the Tempranillo in Ribera del Duero typically stands alone. Somm Secret—Tempranillo claims many different names depending on location. In Penedès, it is called Ull de Llebre and in Valdepeñas, goes by Cencibel. Known as Tinta Roriz in Portugal, Tempranillo plays an important role in Port wine.

BTO378822_2006 Item# 378822

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