The 2008 vintage of this rich, distinctive red blend is super fragrant, offering an effusive nose of ripe blackberry and creamy raspberry scents. On the palate it is chewy, ripe, but well-balanced with good acidity. Raspberry soufflé flavors cover the tongue and are accompanied by nuances of iron, slate, black dirt, bacon fat and black pepper. The overall feel is an appealingly rustic medley of flavors with a rounded, harmonious blackberry pie infused finish.
Serve with a rustic pork sausage spiced with black pepper and fennel, grilled pork chops, game meats, roasts or steak au poivre.
Lazarus Wine is one of the most exciting and interesting winemaking projects we have encountered in Spain. It has pioneered a new winemaking method, Sensorial Winemaking, which incorporates the extraordinary sensitivity of blind people trained in winemaking. Their skills are employed across the production cycle, from in the vineyard, at harvest and throughout the elaboration process.
Each bottle reflects both the purity of aromatics and flavors the blind winemakers help bring to the finished wine and the winery’s unique terroir in Ribera del Gallego – Cinco Villas in the northeast of Spain. The vineyards are 500 meters above sea level with soil composed of large, round alluvial stones (like the galets of Châteauneuf-du-Pape) and calcareous clay, and are subject to a continental climate. The result is some of the most expressive Syrah, Merlot and Viognier made in Spain today.
The Braille on the award winning wrap-around label reads: “The blind, thanks a high sensitivity of taste and smell, are able to achieve very precise sensory abilities. They are able to detect deviations during the wine elaboration process, anticipating potential problems, allowing time to correct them in order to ensure richer aromatics and structures reach the mouth.”
Click Here for more on the label design by Baud of Madrid (in Spanish).
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Appellation: Ribera del Gallego - Cinco Villas VT
Blend: 50% Syrah, 50% Merlot
Aging Level: -
Malolactic fermentation in a mix of 2–4 year old American and French oak barrels; 3–4 additional months in barrel.
SWE Portfolio: Boutique Wine
Suggested Retail Price (SRP): $28