Bodegas y Vinedos Alfredo Santamaria 'Trascasas' Reserve 2007
By Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
2007 Bodegas Y Vinedos Alfredo Santamaria Trascasas Reserva
A Tempranillo Dry Red Table wine from Spain, Cigales, Castilla Leon, Spain
Review by Neal Martin
eRobertParker.com # 206 (Apr 2013)
The 2007 Trascasas Reserva has a complex nose of slightly degraded black fruit, scorched earth and leather, Provencal herbs and a touch of cedar. The palate is well-defined with toasty black fruit. It is well-balanced and underpinned by fine tannins, while hints of espresso infused the rounded black fruit laced and tobacco on the long finish. This is another accomplished wine from Alfredo Santamaria. Importer: Holiday Beverage, Inc. Michigan
By Bodegas y Vinedos
Red Wine Reserva 2007 ’Trascasas’
Type: Red Reserva 2007
Grape Variety: 100% Tempranillo
Production: Aging wine in very limited production of About 4.000 bottles per vintage.
Commercialization: Trascasas red reserva is available after 44 months from its harvest. It is presented in boxes of 6 bordelesa bottles of 750 ml. each
Consumption: Excellent within 15 years. Serving Temperature: 16oC aprox. It is recommended for game plates and roast.
Trascasas is vinificated only when a vintage is exceptionally good.
After grapes are harvested by hand, a traditional maceration with their skins takes place during 20 days, depending on the polyphenols richness of the harvest. Alcoholic fermentation at a controlled temperature, always below 30oC, followed by a malolactic fermentation at 22’C. Finally, the wine is settled at 5’C aprox. after which it is ready for aging. The aging period consists on at least 18 months in French oak barrel and 18 months in bottle, always in the best conditions of temperature and humidity. Bottling takes place without any aggressive process, being decanting recommended to enjoy the full experience of all the flavours of the wine.
Tempranillo of 13,50% vol. With a complex nose that reminds leather, terroir and black fruits. On the palate is well defined finding again the black fruits. Well balance with hints of tobacco, black fruits and very fine tannins.
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