Hombros

Hombros
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Hombros
Red wine Reserva. 12 months in French and American oak barrels.

Available vintages of Hombros

  • Hombros 2010
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    • Parker 90
  • Hombros 2010
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Characteristics of Hombros

Hombros is a red wine from Bierzo prepared by Casar de Burbia. It is a single variety of Mencia. Hombros is made from grapes from old vines between 50 and 100 years old, from selected plots on the 27 acres of property owned by the winery.

Most of these are located on slopes at a minimum altitude of 600 metres. The terroir contains slate, clay, aluminium and iron, typical elements of the area.

The vines are enhanced by pruning the grapes that are on top, which are called "Hombros." Hence the name of the wine.

Hombros grapes are harvested manually and then pass through a press that follows the traditional artisanal methods.

Hombros also undergoes a controlled fermentation at high temperatures of about 25° in deposits with 10,000 litres of capacity.

Finally, Hombros spends a minimum of 12 months in French Allier oak barrels and American oak barrels.

Casar de Burbia is a family project started in the 80s by Nemesio Fernandez, who then acquired virtually abandoned old vineyards.

The family has lovingly worked the land to recover it and produces great wines today. Today it is managed by the second generation who are in charge of the project.

Alcohol: 13.5%
Serve at 16ºC
Pairing
Cold meat, Roasted red meats, Sheep cheese, Pâté, Grilled chicken, Grilled red meats, Game birds

Tasting notes Hombros

Sight Cherry high layer. It is intense and neat. Pretty tear. Nose High intensity. Fruity and toasted notes. Spicy, mineral and balsamic. Taste Powerful, bulky entry. Fleshy and tasty. Elegant tannins and long and balanced finish.
Sight Picota cherry colour. Intense, clean and bright. High robe, with pretty tears staining the glass. Nose Clean nose, high intensity. Aromas of ripe red and black fruit are accompanied by toasted notes and sweet spices gradually giving way to mineral touches, refreshing balsamic notes and earthy nuances. Taste This red wine shows bulky and powerful attack. It is tasty and fleshy with a good concentration of ripe fruit. Elegant and ripe tannins. Long and balanced on the palate, with a long and persistent finish.
Sight Lively and bright purple, high robe and slightly tinted legs. Nose Aromatically, a good charge of ripe fruit is noticed accompanied with notes of minerals, typical hints provided by the ageing (vanilla, chocolate, snuff) with a balsamic (eucalyptus) touch that provides freshness. Taste Large and tasty attack. Good concentration of ripe fruit. Elegant, ripe tannins. Silky mid palate. Balanced and powerful. Lingering finish. Pure expression of the Mencia variety.
Sight Lively and bright purple, high robe and slightly tinted legs. Nose Aromatically, a good charge of ripe fruit is noticed accompanied with notes of minerals, typical hints provided by the ageing (vanilla, chocolate, snuff) with a balsamic (eucalyptus) touch that provides freshness. Taste Large and tasty attack. Good concentration of ripe fruit. Elegant, ripe tannins. Silky mid palate. Balanced and powerful. Lingering finish. Pure expression of the Mencia variety.

Ratings

  • Parker 90
  • Decántalo 92
  • Peñin 93
  • Winespectator 88
  • Decántalo 92
  • Peñin 94
  • Decántalo 91
  • Parker 91
  • Peñin 94
  • Winespectator 88
  • Proensa 87

Prizes

Mundus Vini - Gold Medal
Medalla de oro Concurso Internacional Bruxelles
Medalla de plata International Wine&Spirits Competition
Medalla de bronce Decanter Awards
Mundus Vini-Medalla de Oro

Ratings for the vintages from the D.O. Bierzo

2012 Excellent
2011 Very good
2010 Very good
2009 Very good
2008 Very good
2007 Excellent
2006 Very good
2005 Excellent
2004 Very good
2003 Very good
2002 Very good
2001 Very good
2000 Very good
1999 Good
1998 Good
1997 Good
1996 Very good
1995 Good

Reviews

D.O. Bierzo

Winery Casar de Burbia

In recent years, winemakers and developers have settled in the DO Bierzo with very plausible innovative ideas, investing heavily in local wineries, resulting in the production of personal and unique wines. There is no doubt that El Bierzo has become a trendy and cool D.O, aided by the spicy, delicate and velvety Mencia grape, whose character and great capacity of expression of terroir is undoubtedly the regions best asset. Even many compare it to the Pinot Noir, which together with the small scale style of production and topography of its vineyards, the traditional form of the Burgundian bottle used, and the original use of the names of towns and places in their best wines, resulted in this wine region being given the nickname of "little Spanish burgundy".

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