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  • Alvar de Dios Hernandez, Aciano 2018 750ml

Alvar de Dios Hernandez, Aciano 2018 750ml

67 SGD60 SGD
10% off
Country
Spain
Region
Toro
Vintage
2018
Type
Red Wine
Format
750ml
Rating
Robert Parker 94
Description

The top Toro red 2018 Aciano was produced with the grapes from a three-hectare plot of old ungrafted vines planted in 1919 on sand, sandstone and limestone soils. He uses all the grapes, but the vines are planted at around 1,000 plants per hectare and the yields are very low. The whole clusters were foot trodden daily during the fermentation with indigenous yeasts, with a soft maceration that lasted some 30 to 45 days. It matured in 300-, 500- and 600-liter oak barrels for 12 months followed by a further eight months in concrete before it was bottled. Since 2019, all of the wines are Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León, the wines from Toro and the ones from Arribes. It goes back to the style of the 2016, perfumed, characterful and with a strong personality. It's an elegant and lighter style of Tempranillo, with fully developed flavors and ripeness but with great balance and elegance. The tannins are very fine, and it has a chalky texture. The extra time in concrete seems to have polished it, but it's still energetic and undeveloped, but a little more polished. Like all the wines from own vineyards, this is now certified organic. This is incredible for the price—still young and with potential to age in bottle, a very different style from Toro. 7,500 bottles produced. It was bottled in June 2020.

Character
Body
 
Light Bold
Taste
 
Dry Sweet
Aromatics
 
Reserved Intense
  • Berries
    Flavours may include:
    Blackberry, Raspberry, Strawberry
  • Dried Fruits
    Flavours may include:
    Prune, Fig, Raisin
  • Floral
    Flavours may include:
    Rose, Violet, Elderflower
  • Woody
    Flavours may include:
    Cigar, Oak, Pine, Wet Woods
  • Spice
    Flavours may include:
    Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Liquorice
Pivēne's Words
A fresh profile with good acidity, the elegant style of Toro' Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate
Pivēne's Words
Drink Guide
Appreciating wine can be enhanced even further if its stored and served correctly.

Wine, for the most part, is a peculiar beverage and everything form the way the bottle is stored, to the way its opened; the way the cork is pulled, the decanter thats used and the glass its served in, can have an immense effect on the outcome.

The sommeliers of PIVENE recommend the following for how to get the best out of this wine;

How to Enjoy

Glassware
Red Wine
Serving Temperature
14°C to 16°C
Decant Time
Ready to Drink
Decant Type
Not Applicable
Food Pairings
Beef, Cured Meat, Lamb, Mushroom, Pork, Spicy Food, Vegetarian
Cuisine Recommendations
Chinese, French, Indian

Alvar de Dios Hernandez, Aciano 2018 750ml

67 SGD60 SGD
10% off

Alvar de Dios Hernandez, Aciano 2018 750ml

67 SGD60 SGD
10% off