Wine Bodegas Estefania, "Tilenus" Pagos de Posada, Bierzo, 2015
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Reviews of purchase Bodegas Estefania, "Tilenus" Pagos de Posada, Bierzo, 2015
The wine has an intense ruby red color with shades of mahogany.
Rounded, silky taste of the wine has good structure, excellent balance of mature tannins and nice acidity, fruity and woody tones and long, sustained finish.
In fine, delicate bouquet of wine is dominated by notes of red and dark berries, complemented by hints of spices and undergrowth. Over time, the flavors of oak, tobacco and cocoa.
Wine is preferably consumed with dishes of beef, steak, poultry, suckling pig or lamb. It will make a perfect pair with butifara, jamon and chorizo - traditional Spanish tapas.
"Tilenus" Pagos de Posada, 2005 - elegant red wine created from grapes Mencia under the direction of a cult winemaker Raul Perez, referred to only as "the Picasso of Spanish wine!" The vineyards are located on the slopes in the region Bierso at an altitude of 600 to 800 meters above sea level. Exposition landing - South. Stocking density - 4000-6000 vines / ha. Berries for this wine collected from vines with an average age of about 100 years. By this deference age yield per vine is less than 1 kg. Harvested by hand. Carefully selected berries are fermented in stainless steel tanks, then maceration, which lasts from 50 to 60 days in French oak barrels. Wine is aged for 14-16 months in oak barrels, which gives the drink a special finesse and elegance.
Vineyards Bodegas Estefania, surrounded on all sides by mountains, located in the region Bierso. Here are grown mostly very old vines of the indigenous red variety Mencia, who, according to legend, appeared on this earth because of pilgrims bound for Santiago de Compostela to venerate the relics of St. James. Crop harvested by hand. Winegrowers with special care and love caring for vines. Centuries of experience, hard work, excellent natural conditions along with modern production technologies allow the creation of high-quality wines are unique.
Bodegas Estefania was founded Frias family in 1999 in a small province Dehesas, the former dairy building which was later renovated and redesigned. This company is a vivid example of a family project that less than a decade managed to establish itself as a leading winery in the region. The company's factory, equipped with the latest technology, is able to quickly and efficiently process the crop from unique vineyards Bierso a total area of 62 hectares. Since its founding Bodegas Estefania successfully creates modern monosortovye wine from grapes Mencia. This grape is expressed as an excellent varietal characteristics and unusual terroir where it grows. After a long and painstaking search, the company has found and restored many old vineyards, including vines older than 100 years.
The main focus of Bodegas Estefania are the wines sold under the brand name "Tilenus". The history of this name is very unusual - while working at one of the vineyards was discovered ancient Roman coin with the image of an ancient god. Employees of the company was inspired by this discovery - so there was a line of elegant, velvety, well-balanced wine with firm tannins and a fruity character.