Fino Vina Corrales bottled 2020 2020 Bodega San Francisco Javier
€ 47,54 (inkl. MwSt.)
|Marke||Bodega San Francisco Javier|
|Region||Jerez de la Frontera|
Bodegas San Francisco Javier is the new joint venture in Jerez between Peter "Pingus" Sisseck and the Del Río family, owners of Hacienda Monasterio in Ribera del Duero where Sisseck works. The Del Ríos are from the family that owns González-Byass, so they have strong links with Jerez. They bought an impressive solera with the idea to produce Fino wines, plus eight hectares of vines in Pago Balbaína and a further two in Pago Macharnudo. This is the first bottling, a small saca from Balbaína, but in the future, the idea is to produce two wines, one each from one of the pagos, the other one being Viña La Cruz from Pago Macharnudo
The NV Fino Viña Corrales Pago Balbaína was bottled in 2021, clearly shown on the label and on the cork. It has a round, lush and buttery texture, a full-bodied palate and very pungent flavors. What surprised me from this bottling is the freshness and elegance that makes the wine feel lighter and easier to drink. This feels one step above the first bottling I tasted last year. It has incredible aromatics that are super complex, with notes of diesel, potpourri, wet chalk, esparto grass and yeasts. This is simply superb and even difficult because it's sooooo easy to drink. In 2020, they did two bottlings, or sacas, in the spring and autumn, which is quite usual because the idea is to do only one bottling per year. In 2021, they bottled a little bit later, trying to soften the character of the "beticus" yeasts. They filled some 7,500 bottles in May 2021. This was bottled completely "en rama," unfiltered and unfined.