A focus on careful vineyard work and gentle winemaking prevents harsh tannins and instead produces soft, elegant wines. The emphasis is on the fruit rather than the tannins. JC Vizcarra is made of grape bunches selected from 10 different parcels within Mambrilla de Castrejón, located in cooler, higher elevation sites in Ribera’s Burgos district. The goal with this very reasonably priced Ribera is to make a wine that can improve with 15 or more years of bottle age. Made with a restrained oak regimen to respect the wine’s elegance, a good way to describe this wine is “classic Ribera.” Opaque ruby. An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes ripe dark berries, violet and vanilla, along with a smoky oak overtone. Sweet, seamless and expansive in the mouth, offering intense black and blue fruit flavors complemented by mocha and mineral flourishes. Supple tannins shape the smoky finish, which hangs on with impressive, dark-fruit-driven tenacity.
Size: 750mL ABV 14.5%
Suggested food pairings: Cured Meat, Red Meat
Suggested cheese pairings: Asiago, Cheddar, Gouda, Manchego, Parmesan, Pecorino, Blue Cheese, Gorgonzola, Roquefort, Stilton, Taleggio