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Ribera del Duero Pícaro del Águila Tinto Dominio del Águila 2021

Castilla y León Collection by Philglas & Swiggot

  • Size: 750ml
  • Vintage: 2021
  • ABV: 13.5%
  • Origin: Ribera del Duero /Spain
  • Grapes: Tempranillo, Garnacha, Bobal


Jorge Monzon's Dominio del Águila might be a fairly new project, but he has some high flying experience under his belt. Jorge studied in Bordeaux and Burgundy specialising in viticulture, his first position was at Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, before moving to Spain where he worked a year at Vega Sicilia. Whilst technical director at Bodegas Arzuaga-Navarro, he identified some old vineyards in the region, whose fruit was at that time sold to top producers ending up in some of their best cuvées. In 2010 Jorge and his wife Isabel Rodero founded Domino del Águila in the village of La Aguilera and started making wine from these exceptional old vineyards. Some are over 100 years old, they are mainly of Tempranillo, with some Blanca del País, Bobal, Garnacha, Albillo and Tempranillo Gris, all are farmed following organic and biodynamic methods.

This was whole bunch fermented, then aged for a total of 12 months in barrel.

'This is medium purple in the glass with coloured/ extracted tears, the nose is packed with fresh black cherry and blackberry fruit, layered with vanilla and spice, as well as fine herbs and florals. Intriguing nose! Full-bodied and balanced with medium, slightly structured tannins. Simply delicious!'