This Oloroso is part of the Piedra Luenga organic range of wines produced by Bodegas Robles in Montilla. The range includes a Verdejo, Tempranillo, Fino, Amontillado, Cream, Pale Cream and Pedro Ximénez. We reviewed the organic Piedra Luenga Fino versus the Traditional Fino Patachula here.
From the Bodegas Robles website:
“In order for a vineyard to be classified as organic, we must be able to prove which vine the grapes come from, later the CAAE certifies the vineyard as organic and from that date the ecological practices began”.
This is an organic wine elaborated by means of oxidative ageing for 6 years in American oak casks.
Official Tasting notes
Intense mahogany colour with golden hues. Surprising due to its initial smell of raisins and rounding off with an elegant evolution (green apple), with added finos of dry laurel leaf and incense. Potent and harmonious.
Satiny and delicately sweet, but dry, fresh and with an increasing aromatic subtlety. The alcohol is not
perceptible and provides silkiness to a very aromatic wine which leaves a long lasting finish.
The cold kills the nuances of this wine, reason why it is recommended to serve the wine only one degree less than the ambient temperature. Once opened, it can last several months in perfect condition in the fridge.
It can be drunk alone as an aperitif or afternoon wine. Perfect for serving with dishes which include among its ingredients figs, dates, maple syrup, chocolate, curry or soy sauce. It is a good choice for smoked fish, red meat and meat stews.
Our tasting notes
Nose: Caramel with lemon in the background, raisins, cocoa powder with green apple peel, slight hint of blackcurrant – Leave it for a while and you start to detect treacle.
Palate: Candied fruits, ginger, lime – Herby with cloves and cinnamon – slight butteriness and a lovely long clean finish.
We featured this wine at #ukwinehourlive in Manchester last month where it received high accolades indeed.