Purveyors of fine grape juice
2016 MicroBio Rufian nieva, spain
$62

Ismael comes from a long history of winegrowers and winemakers.
He is 5th generation, his family owning some of the oldest vines of Verdejo: 100 to 260 years old, ungrafted, pre phylloxera. The vineyards are located at an altitude of 800-900 meters on sandy soil and have never seen chemical treatments.
Rufete is a hybrid of Pinot, there is only approx 75 hectares of it planted in Spain, mostly in the hills around Salamanca. 25% whole bunch, it spends 9 months in old barriques. The nose is still a touch closed, yet darker fruits and cherries with some dried herbs are noticeable. The palate is fruit driven and glou glou in the middle, fine tannins and some acidity at the back, fluid, free flowing and fine.

Origin nieva, spain
Year 2016
Varietal rufete
Style elegant & complex