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Vina Sastre Flavus Blanco 2013
Vina Sastre Flavus Blanco 2013
: $22.00
abv 13%

Quantity in Stock:9

ABOUT: Vina Sastre was founded by Jesus Sastre and his late brother Pedro in La Horra, inside the legendary northern Spanish wine region of Ribera del Duero, home to the famous Vega Sicilia and Pingus. Unlike most of his neighbors, Jesus tinkers with organics and biodynamics, which create outstanding results on his ancient piece of earth. Collaborating with Gerardo Mendez of Do Ferreiro on their first white wine, this Blanco is made from indigenous and super rare Jaen that were planted in between Tempranillo vines.

TASTE: The 2013 growing season in Spain was far from perfect, but Ribera del Deuro seemed to avoid the cool temperatures and downpours and made some exceptional wines. The 2013 Sastre Flavus, made from white grape Jaen, is only slightly less concentrated that the epic 2010 vintage, knocked down .5% abv so no big thing. It's a little leaner than 2010 but still has a bit of heft and aromas and flavors of peach and apricot with an intense streak of stone minerality and salinity powering through a long finish. The fruit flavors and aromas are present but it's the tertiary qualities that make this wine really vibrate. Long finish/high quality/low production/get some.

PAIR: Apricot and chickpea tagine, green curry with spring vegetables, grilled cheese sandwich, rosemary roasted potatoes, and cold pasta salad.