Saturday, 13 April 2019

Vino Blanco Añina Casalbón Corta y Raspa 2017 12,5%, Rafael Rodríguez Jiménez

Mid golden straw with golden highlights.
Super fresh with lots of slightly grassy apple and quince fruit, the faintest background trace of flor and a hint of glacé lemon. There is a little weight and roundness to it as well as a trace of wild flowers giving a charming feeling of being in the fresh air in an orchard or meadow.
Smooth, fresh, light and fruity with lots of apple, perhaps a hint of pear, and naturally it has that dry chalky albariza texture. Acidity is fairly moderate but gives just the right amount of tang which perfectly balances the roundness afforded by perfect ripeness.
This wine comes from another vineyard owned by the Rodríguez Jiménez family, this time Casalbón in the pago Añina which has vines approaching 30 years old (the other is Las 40). It is made in the same way as Las Cuarenta; 100% Palomino fermented and aged in a single butt with minimum flor and demonstrates the difference between the produce of two vineyards in the same pago and on the same tosca cerrada type of albariza. Rafael is the third generation and like the other mayetos affiliated to the Corta y Raspa project finds it more profitable selling wine than grapes. Like the other wines in this innovative range, yields are kept low and there are only 600 bottles.
9.50 euros, Er Guerrita

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