Ramiro Ibáñez of Bodega Cota 45 in Sanlucar is making some special wines from the privileged terroirs in the region. You can read more about his work here. This is a really special wine.
Bodegas Cota 45 Agostado Cortado 2016 Spain
15% alcohol. This is a blend of old varieties from the Marco de Jerez area. It’s 45% Perruno (from Trebujena, pago de Horadada), 45% Uva Rey (from Arcos de la Frontera and Chiclana pago) and 10% Palomino (from the El Carrascal pago) planted on different types of Albariza soils at different altitudes. After harvesting grapes were put on mats for a short asoleo to increase the potential alcohol by 1%. Whole cluster pressing into old 500 litre botas for spontaneous fermentation without temperature control. It spent 26 months in barrel, part of this under flor and part ageing oxidatively. Rounded and saline with brilliant acidity, but also some richness. Intensely mineral with many dimensions. Saline, stony, mineral. 96/100
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