This was a new wine for KPF for the 2014 vintage. The grapes here are coming from a 2-hectare single vineyard, grown organically, with a distinctive stony soil (it is an old quarry).
Looking for the highest harmony with the environment, Burgo Viejo produced this red cherry colored wine with violet shades. Structured and fruity, it offers aromas of blackberry and subtle spice. Full-bodied, fresh and well-balanced with smooth and velvety tannins.
|Vintage:||2016||Grape Varietals:||100% Graciano||ABV:||14%|
|Aging:||No Oak. Aged 3 months on the lees with frequent batonnage.|
Destemming and light crushing of the grapes.
Fermentation at controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks.
Malolactic fermentation in concrete tanks.
Aged 3 months on the lees with frequent batonnage. (stirring of the lees)
Red meat, pasta dishes, Spanish tapas, medium matured cheeses.
|Item Number||Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SSC - case||SRP/Unit|
|S0EE229029GCL||750ml||12||Glass||7 84585 01907 6||1 07 84585 01907 3||$14.99|
"(aged in stainless steel and concrete) Vivid ruby. Spice-accented red and blue fruit scents are complemented by hints of candied licorice and cracked pepper. Offers concentrated bitter cherry and boysenberry flavors, along with a smoky mineral undertone that adds nervy lift and cut. Picks up a floral pastille quality on the energetic finish, which features fine-grained tannins and repeating florality. - Josh Raynolds"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (February 2019), 90 pts
"(aged in new and used American oak barrels for a year) Lurid ruby. A vibrant, perfumed nose displays fresh red and dark berry and pipe tobacco scents, along with hints of vanilla and cola. Supple and broad on entry, then tighter in the midpalate, offering intense raspberry liqueur and spicecake flavors and a hint of candied rose. Supple, even tannins build slowly on the clinging finish, which leaves behind a sweet red fruit note. - Josh Raynolds"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (May 2017), 90 pts
"(aged for a year in new and used American oak barrels) Dark ruby. Ripe dark berries, licorice and vanilla on the nose, along with a subtle floral overtone. Sweet and broad on the palate, offering plush blackberry and cherry-vanilla flavors that are given spine by juicy acidity. Rich and fleshy in style, delivering solid closing thrust, good persistence and slow-building, harmonious tannins. - Josh Raynolds"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (May 2017), 89 pts
"The 100% Graciano cuvée, the 2014 Graciano shows more structure and an elegant, bluer-fruit style, with high, lifted and fragrant notes of spring flowers, black cherry and blackberry. It is soft, stylish, lush and interesting. Drink it over the next several years."
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (March 2016), 87 pts - Excellent Wine Values for Under $25