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- 16.5p by Luis Gutierrez
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The Gravonia vineyard was named after Graves, a region and wine Don López de Heredia loved. This is pure Viura, harvested in October and aged in used oak barriques for four years. Bottled unfiltered after being fined with egg whites. Analysis reveals 5 g/l of acidity. I like the 2001 even better, but it cannot be found in Spain at all. Maybe you will be luckier. Even though this is labelled 'crianza', the ageing time exceeds by far the requirements to be considered a 'reserva', and the wine is never sold until 10 years after the vintage. The price is unbelievable for a 10-year old wine. 29,000 bottles were filled.
Bright yellow, almost fluorescent, which in my experience is an indication of a white I'm going to love. Certainly petrol, and plenty of mushrooms, maybe even truffles (white and from Alba?). Dry flowers, camomile and lime tea (tilia) notes. There's oak in the background, but not new oak. It might still need a little bit more time to integrate (seriously). Like an aged white Marsanne with acidity. The wine changes a lot with air and time; a glass left overnight smells of brioche in the morning. Incredible for the price and the age. (LG)