Vina Alicia Tiara 2017
Straw yellow color, with flashes of lemon that give the wine notes of maturity. In the mouth it is ample, unctuous, and caresses the palate, spewing harmoniously fruity notes of peach, apricot, honey. Its aromatic and gustative profile define its equilibrium. Clean and elegant, of compact structure and great precision.
89 pts James Suckling
An unusual dry white with a lot of herbal character plus hints of Turkish delight and wet earth. The acidity is softer than most dry whites from this appellation and that makes it taste quite full-bodied. A blend of riesling, alabarino and savagnin. Drink now.
Harvest – By hand. The grapes are placed in small 12kg receptacles when the grapes have reached full maturity and richness. The harvest is performed at dawn, providing coldness to the fermentation. Winery – The 3rd grape selection takes place on fixed tables, where imperfections of every grape due to dryness, over ripeness, and damaged fruit are removed one-by-one. Vinification – The selected grapes pass through a mechanical or manual de-stemmer, depending on the type of varietal, and afterwards the grapes pass through a wooden hydraulic press. The pressing is soft and slow, in order to achieve a good extraction of the juice. This juice goes into stainless steel vats, which are in a chamber at 15 degrees centigrade, which is the fermentation temperature Following the fermentation racking is done and the wine remains in stainless steel vats for a period of one year. Bastonages are done periodically in order to be in contact with the wine and its fine lees. Bottling – A minor filtration is performed before bottling, in order to maintain its cleanliness.