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Characteristics of Corral del Obispo
Corral del Obispo is a red wine from Bierzo developed by Viñedos Singulares, a winery located in various denominations of origin (Rueda, Rias Baixas, Montsant, Bierzo and Ribera del Duero). This winery was founded by the brothers Luis and Carlos Barrero.
The climate in the Bierzo is Mediterranean, mild and temperate. It is characterized by mild temperatures and record rare frosts due to the low altitude of the area. This wine is a varietal Mencia (100%) from their own vineyards aged between 60 and 90 years, planted on soils composed of fine elements, quartzite and slate, with a low content of lime. In terms of processing, fermentation is carried out in wood and stainless steel barrels. Finally Corral del Obispo is aged in fine French oak barrels for a period of four months.
Serve at 16ºC
Grilled red meats, Game birds, Rice with meat, Roasts, Grilled vegetables
A vintage where the Atlantic climate has ruled over the continental. The lightness of this type of climate, together with the perfect sanitary condition of the vineyard, has given rise to an excellent vintage from this area.
The year began with typical temperate and rainy winter weather. What differentiated the year was the intense rains that fell between the months of April and May, conditioning the vegetative development of the vine. The summer was then noticeable for being warm and dry, the perfect combination for the perfect grape.
SightIntense cherry red colour with violet edges. Very bright wine with marked tears.NoseVery expressive and intense wine, with slightly acid red fruit (lots of raspberry and currant), accompanied by vivid notes of violets and subtle hints of wood, with a more presence of vanilla and liquorize aromas than toasted. Great balsamic background.TasteA very powerful and tasty wine from Bierzo, with a light and fresh, very juicy fruit mid palate with balsamic aromas on a surprising minerality. Polished but rather noticeable tannins. It shows a lively acidity. A very balanced wine with a good inviting finish.
SightCherry red.NoseWine very expressive, lively nose and great potential aromatic, with notes of forest berries, raspberry and bramble interspersed with nuances of fine woodTasteThe mouth is powerful, structured, with plenty of fine tannins, meaty and with great significance of terroir.
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".