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Leda Viñas Viejas 2017

Leda Viñas Viejas

2017

The grapes for Leda Viñas Viejas come from different Duero Valley estates where, in them all, the Te...

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/ btl 0.75 L

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Details for Leda Viñas Viejas 2017

Producer

Alcohol content

14.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2017

Review

The grapes for Leda Viñas Viejas come from different Duero Valley estates where, in them all, the Tempranillo is planted in very high concentrations, aiming for low yields and maximum expression of the grape. Once inside the winery, Eduardo García, son of the maestro Mariano García (Vega Sicilia, Mauro, Aalto), oversees the whole production process. Before wines are conveyed to the barrels in order to undergo malolactic fermentation, the grapes from each estate are fermented separately in stainless steel so as to produce a clear-cut profile of every individual location. After an ageing period of almost two years in oak, a mere 8,000 bottles of this gem will see the light of day.

On opening a bottle of Leda Viñas Viejas, we find a Tempranillo made from old vines (between 50 and 100 years old), appearing a stunning Picota cherry colour with violet hues on the rim. It looks simply lovely, already a winner, showing plenty of slow, tinted tears. The first sensation on the nose is extremely fresh and intense, very balsamic, with hints of liquorice and eucalyptus. The aromas of very ripe red and black fruit take pride of place overall, complemented by suggestions of white pepper, vanilla, coffee, toasty oak touches and India ink hints that indicate minerality. On the palate, its firm yet polished tannins offer a wonderful dash of fine cocoa. It's powerful and elegant, not an easy combination to obtain, something only reserved for great wines. It's rounded, having fullness and depth, concentrated and packed with nuances. It's aftertaste lasts for minutes and it lingers long inside the mouth. Definitely a magnificent wine that makes a lasting impression.

Lamb / Vegetables / Game stews

  • Optimum serving temperature:16ºC

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by: Robert Bo Jensen (22/03/2017) - Vintage 2014

Very nice but needs a few years in the cellar

I really love this wine, the 2014 is still a bit young though, I will keep mine in the cellar for a couple of years

by: Laurent BESSEDE (10/04/2017) - Vintage 2014

Puissant

Typiquement Tempranillo. Très parfumé ( les vieilles vignes y sont pour quelque chose ).Très puissant (14°). Trop jeune, doit encore vieillir minimum 2 ans

Bodegas Leda

Bodegas Leda

The Leda project was established in 1998 and among those who founded it were the two sons of the famous oenologist Mariano García: Alberto García and Eduardo García. The winery is located in the town of Tudela de Duero's old quarter, in a big old 18th Century house that has been completely renovated. The winery's work philosophy is based on viticulture that respects the environment and on quality above all else. Although not possessing any vineyards of its own, Leda has...

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