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  • Alvar de Dios Hernandez, Vaguera El Maderal 2018 750ml

Alvar de Dios Hernandez, Vaguera El Maderal 2018 750ml

76 SGD68 SGD
11% off
Country
Spain
Region
Toro
Vintage
2018
Type
White Wine
Format
750ml
Rating
Robert Parker 93
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Description

The village white from El Maderal (Zamora), the 2018 Vagüera comes from a very small north-facing plot at 950 meters in altitude planted with Doña Blanca vines on red clay soils with limestone surrounded by oak and pine trees. The clusters were pressed and the juice put to ferment in barrel with their own yeasts, and the wine matured in a 700-liter oak foudre and 225-liter barriques for 12 months and rested for a further six months in stainless steel. Like the rest of the wines here, it has moderate alcohol (13%) and a very healthy pH but fully developed flavors, especially in this slow-ripening year. This is a lot more aromatic, floral and showy than the Las Vidres. Even though Doña Blanca is neutral, it's a grape that can transmit the soil and landscape; this vineyard is surrounded by wild vegetation, a place with trees and life, and the wine is a lot more expressive and more opulent. There's also something umami-like and reminiscent of meat stock and something salty; it's very tasty. 1,973 bottles and 60 magnums produced. It was bottled in June 2020.

Character
Body
 
Light Bold
Taste
 
Dry Sweet
Aromatics
 
Reserved Intense
  • Citrus
    Flavours may include:
    Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime
  • Green Fruits
    Flavours may include:
    Apple, Pear
  • Stone Fruits
    Flavours may include:
    Peach, Apricot, Plum
  • Floral
    Flavours may include:
    Rose, Violet, Elderflower
  • 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
White Wine
Serving Temperature
8°C to 10°C
Decant Time
Ready to Drink
Decant Type
Not Applicable
Food Pairings
Fish, Goat Cheese, Mature/Hard Cheese, Mushroom, Poultry, Shellfish, Mild/Soft Cheese, Vegetarian
Cuisine Recommendations
Chinese, French, Indian, Thai

Alvar de Dios Hernandez, Vaguera El Maderal 2018 750ml

76 SGD68 SGD
11% off

Alvar de Dios Hernandez, Vaguera El Maderal 2018 750ml

76 SGD68 SGD
11% off