Get ready because the next cuvee of creative brilliance from Valencian super star Mariano Taberner is ready to go.
The second wine we're releasing from Mariano's outstanding set of 2017s is the Enjoy Ancestral and it's tasting like a supple, fruity dream.
Mariano adores making new cuvees each year from his limestone dominated vineyards around the village of La Portera, just west of Valencia, and in 2017 he has made 'Enjoy' and 'Enjoy' Ancestral.
Both cuvees are made with white grapes, Macabeo and Tardana, and then with a small addition of Bobal lees. The white fruit is slowly pressed, extracting just a little colour and then the additon of the deeply coloured red lees makes a wine that is pure peach.
The 2017 Enjoy Ancestral was blended before being run to bottle where it finished fermentation, prior to being disgorged. It's now a round, fruity and perfectly summery diamond.
I keep talking about this, but I'm just so deeply fascinated by the effect of these incredible, young limestone soils on finished wines - they really do make for more-ish drinking and have been doing so for almost two thousand years. This D.O. Utiel-Requena is based on some of the earliest recognised terroir in Europe!
- Notes from Campbell Burton
- White Blend