Acodo Red 2010 is a full-bodied edition, showing both power and juicy, deep fruit with pure mixed berry and black cherry scents and flavors. The mouthfeel is ample and yet supple, with classic vanilla, spice and potted soil tones. Full, polished tannins make for rich and long finish. Acodo is made with grapes from vineyards planted with massally selected vines pre-dating modern clones, which contributes to its character and complexity. Benefits from decanting prior to serving.
What does the name “Acodo” mean?
The wine “Acodo” is named after a traditional technique used in old vine vineyards, called acodadura. Rather than abandoning a weak or damaged old vine or planting a new replacement vine in the middle of an old vine vineyard, the acodadura technique is employed. It entails uprooting the failing vine. And then one branch of an immediately adjacent old vine is run to the ground, and looped over to the location of the uprooted vine—as illustrated by the second “o” in “Acodo” on the label. With this technique, the looped branch will take root and become a grape producing vine. Importantly, this allows an old vineyard to keep producing grapes of similar old vine character and from dwindling down in productivity over the years from loss of vines. [More on Basilio Izquierdo]
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Region: La Rioja
Appellation: Rioja DOCa
Blend: 85% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha
Aging Level: -
After alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel, approximately half is aged in special glass-lined concrete tanks and the rest is aged in 225L French oak barrels (previously used for "B de Basilio" red) with eight months of lees work.
SWE Portfolio: Boutique Wine
Suggested Retail Price (SRP): $38