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Gordo 2014

Gordo

2014
Yecla (Spain)

Alberto Orte and Patrick Mata are the creators of this wine, creators and artisans. With their Compa...

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/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Gordo 2014

Producer

Alcohol content

14.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2014

Review

Alberto Orte and Patrick Mata are the creators of this wine, creators and artisans. With their Compañía de Vinos del Atlántico, they are continuing in the wine-making tradition of their respective families, but their project now extends all over the Iberian Peninsula. They seek out old vineyards in high altitude areas, and with mostly indigenous varieties and applying organic viticulture they offer wines of great character at very affordable prices.

Gordo is their Yecla wine and its name relates to the nickname affectionately used by Patrick when referring to his father; yet another example of the natural way in which this winery works, the honesty, the seeing things as they are, while showing great respect for tradition and learning from the expertise of the past.

With Gordo, for example, they demonstrate how different a Monastrell wine from Yecla can be, in comparison with other similar wines made in neighbouring Jumilla. In Yecla, and especially in this vineyard, located at an altitude of 713 metres, the climate is cooler, the wines are more aromatic, fresher, naturally well-balanced and easier to drink. In fact, the exact profile of this wine. In this vineyard too, the soil's composition is calcareous, which favours the wine's finesse, and very poor in organic material, so that yields are really low, with very small berries and a great concentration of aromas, thanks to the high proportion of pulp in contact with the grape skin.

You'll find Gordo to be a very fresh and lively wine, different from what you might probably expect in a Monastrell wine. An intense, vivacious colour of dark Picota cherry but not overly deep, and a very open nose, of sweet red fruit, fairly luscious, with very vibrant woodland aromas, of juniper, cedar and aromatic plants, typical of the Monastrell but with no greenness, and touches of both dry earth and damp leaves, hints of pepper and cloves, plus a smoky undertone; a rather exotic nose, spicy but above all open and accessible. It's very easily drinkable, tasty, juicy, medium-bodied, with a subtle bitterness well-balanced by its mild sweetness and a particularly distinguished caramel undertone encountered on the aftertaste.

Roasts / Barbecues / Peppercorn steak / Chops / Oriental cuisine / Chilli con carne

  • ViewPicota cherry red / Luminous
  • Bouquet:Red fruit / Spicy notes / Smoky notes / Blackberries / Raspberry / Blueberries / Clove / Black pepper / Exotic aromas / Crystallised fruit
  • Mouth:Spicy notes / Flavoursome / Long / Expressive / Slightly sweet / Opulent / Pleasant tannins
  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

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by: Juanjo Reina (11/05/2018) - Vintage 2014

El mejor vino barato que he probado

Increible relacion calidad-precio. Un vino para tomar a diario que nunca decepciona y se asocia bien con cualquier comida. Un autentico descubrimiento

by: Paul Sauerberg (29/03/2017) - Vintage 2012

Good red for the dayly use.

Very few consumers will be unhappy with this very fruity og powerfull wine that goes well with red meat, good chease or just with a bag of delicious chips.

by: Colin Foster (29/12/2016) - Vintage 2012

A sweet round red

I always have a favourite "budget" wine for every day drinking and this changes as each new vintage comes. At the moment I love Gordo - it is a full bodied, well rounded glass of sunshine from the South. Try it - you wont be disappointed

by: Guil (04/01/2018) - Vintage 2012

Un peu en retrait...

Pas de défaut dans ce vin, mais un peu plat. Texture veloutée intéressante, de la longueur mais manque peu d'intensité. Maintenant pour ceux qui aiment les vins légers avec cependant l'apport du fût présent, pourquoi pas. Et on sent qu'il a la matière pour continuer à évoluer.

by: noto (10/04/2017) - Vintage 2012

De Yecla

No había probado ningún vino de Yecla. Evidentemente no serán todos iguales, pero este no me sorprendió. Vino fácil y sin pretensiones.