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Lagar de Costa 'Viva La Vida' Espadeiro, Rias Baixas 2012

Red Wine from Spain
Espadeiro is the black grape of Rías Baixas and is extremely rare, producing mostly insipid wine. This is the exception, pure and vibrant with delightful red fruit. It is as gentle as a fine, subtle pinot noir noir and was the surprise discovery of a recent buying trip. Only one barrel made (just 50 cases) from old vines (some 300 years old).
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Code: SP8741

Wine characteristics

  • Red Wine
  • 12% Alcohol
  • No oak influence
  • Cork, natural

Spain Vintage 2012

An excellent Rioja vintage of very low yields, following a blazing summer that was refreshed by late rain. The dry conditions led to small berries with thick skins so tannins and concentration are the dominant factors. Acidity is a little lower than growers would have liked so the wines are not always in absolutely perfect harmony but this is nonetheless a very good vintage indeed.

Similar conditions prevailed in Ribera del Duero but there is more optimism among growers and winemakers there for better balanced wines.

Priorato, along with the rest of Catalonia, basked in a hot summer for the third vintage on the trot, but this time leavened with a little rain, and though the wines are certainly ripe they are also balanced and capable of ageing.

Navarra had a very pleasing vintage with all red varieties ripening well with yields down on the norm.

La Mancha suffered an exceptionally dry year even for this arid region, and yields were very low, making for concentrated wines with acidity a...
An excellent Rioja vintage of very low yields, following a blazing summer that was refreshed by late rain. The dry conditions led to small berries with thick skins so tannins and concentration are the dominant factors. Acidity is a little lower than growers would have liked so the wines are not always in absolutely perfect harmony but this is nonetheless a very good vintage indeed.

Similar conditions prevailed in Ribera del Duero but there is more optimism among growers and winemakers there for better balanced wines.

Priorato, along with the rest of Catalonia, basked in a hot summer for the third vintage on the trot, but this time leavened with a little rain, and though the wines are certainly ripe they are also balanced and capable of ageing.

Navarra had a very pleasing vintage with all red varieties ripening well with yields down on the norm.

La Mancha suffered an exceptionally dry year even for this arid region, and yields were very low, making for concentrated wines with acidity a little lower than is usual. In the Levant, quality is good, particularly in Jumilla where heavier rains at the end of harvesting were avoided and what there was freshened the vines at the right time.
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