Dominio do Bibei Brancellao 2011

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除了Pinot Noir,還有更罕有的Brancellao

這是西班牙西部的原生品種,令品酒體驗又有驚喜!這品種不容易耕種,而且不是每年也有收成,所以一直都只能做配角,其實很多葡萄農也覺種這葡萄風險太大,但我們到酒莊時,除了必定會試Mencia和Godello這獨有原生品種外,Brancellao總是靜靜地待在一旁,到我們發現了它竟是百份百的罕有品種,當然不會放過它,每次試完大家總是頻頻點頭,但酒莊每次也只說"這瓶只試不賣!",就算酒莊看到我們被這酒震攝後的表情,心想當然了,對我們品酒角度和他們釀造立場很不同,我們説得輕鬆,但對他們來說卻功夫十分多,而且當一年有生產而下年很大機會忽然會完全沒收成,對某些銷售者來說是否好事就真是見仁見智了,但其實這不就是大自然的奇妙嗎?品酒不就是希望多了解大自然的美嗎?再説我們從來都欣賞驚喜,這世界已經很多沉悶的東西了,當知道他們最終也決定推出小批次,我們也只配給到超少量,當然便二話不說決定進貨了,就算最後成功與否也至少有個答案,這才沒浪費種植者的心血!(個人認為)

此酒於670米高海拔環境種植,擁有花崗岩和片岩土質,展現了優雅果香,而且發現它的配餐能力非常高,令除了Pinot Noir配餐以外有更多選擇,當然海鮮也非常匹配

很厲害,今時今日,在這什麼都要快的年代,肯看這麼長一段文字的人已經很少,證明你是一個富有好奇心的人,如有冒險精神的態度是會帶給你滿足感的話,恭喜你,你離成功又近一步了(笑),祝你有個充實的人生,喝酒同時不妨想像像收到復活節彩蛋般興奮和好奇的心情品嚐,很可能你的人生又多了一點既充實又好玩的小確幸!

酒莊簡介

Dominio do Bibei 是位於 Ribeira Sacra D.O 分支產區 Quiroga-Bibei,像所有Ribeira Sacra 分支產區一樣,此地區擁有令人歎為觀止的山脈和河流,但比其他分支產區面積較小和乾旱。 Javier Domínguez 就是這個葡萄園的操作者。

在那些梯田上種有 Mencía、Garnacha、Brancellao 和 Mouratón,新田地透過開墾和使用上述品種的老樹而設立,其餘白葡萄品種包括 Doña Blanca、Godello 和 Albariño。這些田地擁有不同面向和土壤種類,因為這裡是接觸 Valdeorras 之處,所以山區的土壤包括頁岩、花崗岩和粘土。

產區保護條例:
DO Ribeira Sacra, Spain

產地:
西班牙

葡萄品種:
Brancellao 100%

釀造:
收成由人手以10kg盒完成。每束葡萄分開收割,在酒莊內經人手揀選後再進行除枝。發酵前浸皮72小時,在500L法國橡木桶發酵。人手下壓。於300L木桶進行蘋果酸-乳酸二次發酵。

陳年:
於3至4年的法國木桶陳年18個月。以冬季的自然低溫作穩定。沒有澄清和過濾,由木桶移至玻璃瓶,於瓶內陳年24個月,可能形成固體沉澱。

品酒筆記:
這酒非常罕有,享用此酒的經驗一定感到物有所值,因為它有飄渺、仔細的風格,一定能迷倒不少布爾岡支持者。香氣帶有玫瑰花瓣、歐洲黑莓、香草,以輕至中度酒體承托,收結帶有礦物和非常直接表現。

 A rare grape besides Pinot Noir as alternative pairing for versatile dishes. Extremely elegant with pure red fruits and exotic spices. Grown on high altitude (670m) granite and schist soil that gives a floral, mineral and elegant fruit character.

Dominio do Bibei is located in the Quiroga-Bibei sub-zone of the Ribeira Sacra D.O. Like all Ribeira Sacra sub-zones, this area is one of spectacular mountain ranges and flowing rivers, but it is drier and harsher than the other sub-zones. Javier Domínguez is the author of this crazy adventure to recapture a once grand vineyard.
Planted on these terraces are old vines of Mencía, Garnacha, Brancellao and Mouratón. New plots are being planted using cuttings from these old vines so as to maintain clonal diversity in the vineyard. In addition to the red varietals, there are plantings of white grape varietals such as Doña Blanca, Godello and Albariño (the cuttings of this last grape being from Do Ferreiro). The sites vary greatly based on the orientation of the plots and the soil types. Because this is a transition zone which touches Valdeorras, soils of slate, granite and clay are interspersed among the hillsides.

Appellation:
DO Ribeira Sacra, Spain

Country of Origin:
Spain

Grape Variety:
Brancellao 100%

Vinification:
Harvest was conducted by hand using 10kg cases. The bunches were harvested separately. The grapes were hand picked in the bodega followed by de-stemming. Maceration before fermentation for 72 hours. Fermentation in open French oak 500L barrels. Manual pump-overs. Malolactic fermentation in 300L barrels.

Ageing:
18 months in French used barrels of 3 and 4 years old. Stabilised by the natural coldness of Winter. No clarification nor filtration. From barrels to bottles. 24 months in bottle. Solid residue may be encountered.

Tasting Notes:
This wine is difficult to find, but the experience will surely be rewarding given its aerial, delicate style that is likely to appeal to many red Burgundy lovers. Floral nose with rose petals, bramble and aromatic herbs that are echoed on a light to medium bodied palate that finishes with a mineral note and plenty of expressivenes.



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