La Locomotora- Crianza 2014 1.5L
Locomotora is another joint project between Miguel Angel de Gregorio of the respected Finca Allende and Quim Villa, owner of Villa Vineteca. The original idea was to source the best fruit from single vineyard sites (Pagos) selected for their quality of terroir and age of vines. Originally the grapes were bought in but, the vineyards were subsequently purchased to ensure continuity and integrity. Vinification, bottling and ageing then takes place at Finca Allende. The result is that very pure, elegant and unique wines are produced.
Miguel is a famous winemaker known as the "genius of red wine". Being the director of various projects including Paisajes, he has been delivering superb red wines to all wine lovers. For this Locomotora project, tempranillo is used to produce their wines. It is rich in savoury and low in acidity, which makes the wine easy drinking and suitable for everyone. In addition, it pairs very well with spicy food so it is a very good wine for Asian cuisines like Thai, Korean, Sichuan, etc.
Luis Gutierrez 87 points
Wine Advocate (235), Feb 2018
"The 2014 La Locomotora Crianza is pure Tempranillo from Briones. After a six-day cold soak, uncrushed grapes fermented with natural yeasts in stainless steel, followed by malolactic in stainless steel. The wine matured in French oak barrels, 10% new, for 12 months. I tasted from three bottles and they were all quite reductive, with strong animal aromas of wet fur, singed leather, cured meat, smoke and licorice. The palate is very polished, light to medium-bodied, easy and approachable. 29,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in June 2017."
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