Alvar de Dios Camino De Los Arrieros 2017 750ml
SKU: 21208

Alvar de Dios Camino De Los Arrieros 2017

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Category Red Wine
Origin Spain, Toro
Brand Alvar de Dios
Alcohol/vol 12.5%
Toro is like the 1980s - big shoulder pads, teased hair and a gaudy energy that seems to be chemically enhanced. It's a DO that in most regards is caught in a time warp, much like that mauve and teal bathroom you've been meaning to remodel. Having built its reputation on a style of wine that is now decidedly out of fashion, Toro is long overdue for a breath of fresh air - or in the case of Alvar de Dios, fresh wine.
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I tasted two very different vintages from the village red from Villadepera, the much warmer and drier 2017 and the radically different 2018. The 2017 Camino de los Arrieros, which is approximately 25% Juan García, 15% Bastardo, 20% Trincadeira Preta, 10% Rufete, 10% Mandón and the remaining made up of white grapes fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured in 1,000-liter oak foudre and 500-liter barrel for six months. Despite the character of the vintage, the wine is only 12.5% alcohol, and yes, it feels a little riper when tasted next to the 2018, but it's still a medium-bodied, lightish and pale red that is characterful and easy to drink, with some cherries and wild herbs and very fine, almost unnoticeable tannins. It's simply delicious. 8,800 bottles were filled in June 2018.

Luis Gutierrez, December 30, 2019

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