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El Linze 2020

El Linze

2020

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£19.45

/ 0.75 L btl
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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.5%
Production8,000 bottles

The wine

Produced under the geographical classification Vino de la Tierra de Castilla, El Linze 2018 is a special wine, a wine different from any other you have tried before. With an amazing potential and excellent value for money, it is a splendid wine ready to be enjoyed at any time.

El Linze is made mainly (75%) from the little-used local Tinta Velasco grape grown on ungrafted pre-phylloxera vines. These low-yield vines are over 140 years old and cultivated using organic agriculture methods. The remaining 25% of the blend is made up of Syrah grapes which add concentration and delicacy to the final result. The Tinta Velasco grapes ferment in stainless steel tanks whereas the Syrah ones start their alcoholic fermentation in steel tanks but finish in oak barrels, where they also undergo a malolactic fermentation process. Once the final blend is finished, the wine is left to stand and clear for at least 6 months in the bottle before going on sale. A limited production of just over 8,000 bottles means this treasure can only be enjoyed by a lucky few wine enthusiasts.

It displays a wonderfully, intense dark red colour and an aromatic and complex nose with notes of fresh red fruits, flowers such as violets, blackberries and a light touch of coffee. It is a flavoursome wine with mature tannins, a good structure and an excellent balance between fruit and wood in the mouth. The splendid potential of El Linze delights wine connoisseurs while its delicate freshness and pleasantness win over newcomers too.

According to Andreas Larson, elected World's Best Sommelier in 2007 and one of the most prestigious names in the wine sector, this is the best wine in Spain and one of the top 20 in the world from the 2018 vintage

What does this wine taste like?

Light
Bold
Smooth
Tannic
Dry
Sweet
Soft
Acidic
View
Picota cherry red / Semi-opaque / Clean / Bright
Bouquet
Higly aromatic / Complex / Fruit aromas / Blackberries / Raspberry / Strawberries / Blackberry / Floral scents / Violets
Mouth
Structured / Balanced / Flavoursome / Well-integrated tannins / Sweet tannins / Fruit aromas / Ageing notes / Coffee / Long / Persistent

Drinking and storing

Serve between 17ºC and 18ºC

Food pairing

Rice dishes / White meats / Oily fish / To enjoy on its own

Ratings and awards

200790 PK
PK: Parker

Customer reviews

4.7/5
19 reviews
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Winemaking

Vinification materialStainless steel / Wood
Ageing period9 months
Type of woodFrench oak

Vineyards

Vine age140 years
ClimateContinental