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Vinos La Zorra 8 Virgenes Blanco 2021

Vinos La Zorra 8 Virgenes Blanco 2021

91 Points - Peñín Guide. A fascinating blend of Spanish varieties, including the rare Rufete Blanco grape which is only grown in the designated wine area of Sierra de Salamanca, and is the speciality of Vinos la Zorra. Gentle pressing and cold fermentation have produced a wonderful wine with layers of exotic fruit and floral nuances finishing with lively fruit and good body. Consistently receiving over 90+ points for each vintage, Vinos La Zorra are committed to producing high quality wines showcasing local grape varieties. This 8 Virgenes is a beautiful white and one that is worth discovering.

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About the Producer

From the forested Sierra de Francia in the province of Salamanca, 250km west of Madrid, Mogarraz, is one of the most picturesque villages in Spain. Wine is in the blood of the Maíllo family, and it was the current owner, Agustin Maillo who turned the family cellar into the commercial producer of Vinos La Zorra whose passion, amongst others, is Rufete, a rare and an interesting indigenous grape variety from the Sierra de Francia and is the best guarded secret in the DO Sierra de Salamanca. 

The Sierra de Francia has a long tradition of winemaking, and although the DO Sierra de Salamanca is relatively young designated wine region, wine has been made here for over 2000 years, and amongst the slopes of San Esteban, you can find pre-Roman cave presses.

Grape Varieties

Rufete Blanco - An exciting and very rare Spanish white variety offering great texture and minerality.

Palomino Fino - Most notably known in the production of Sherry and is widely grown in Spain & South Africa.

Viura - Also known as Macabeo, Viura is the most widely planted white grape variety in Rioja.

Moscatel de Grano Menudo - Originating from Greece, it is more widely known as Muscat à Petits Grains, because of its small, tightly clustered grapes. It is also the main grape variety used in the famous South African sweet wine, Vin de Constance. 

Tasting Notes

A bright yellow-green, with an intense and layered aromas of exotic fruits and floral notes. On the palate this wine is aromatic and tasty, cheerful and lively with good body.

Wine Press / Award

90 Points Intervinos Guide 2021

91 Points Peñín Guide 2021

90 Points Wine Advocate (Robert Parker) 2020

91 Points Peñín Guide 2019 and 2020

90 Points Intervinos Guide 2019

91 Points James Suckling, August 2018

90 Points Peñín Guide 2017 and 2018

93 Points Peñín Guide 2016

91 Points Vinous (Antonio Galloni & Stephen Tanzer) 2016

92 Points Wine Advocate (Robert Parker) 2015


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