La Zorra Press

From The Wine Advocate

91 Points
2014 La Zorra Teso de la Media Fanega
Luis Gutiérrez, The Wine Advocate 221

A new wine apparently produced for the American market with Rufete grapes, the 2014 Teso de la Media Fanega, fermented in small stainless steel vats and matured in French oak barrels for four months. It has a similar profile to the Raro, but felt a little more approachable and open, with aromas and flavors of small red berries and an effervescent palate with lively acidity that make it vibrant, accessible and very apt for the table. I'm tempted to think the two wines are nearly the same, but the bottle of Raro was slightly better. 5,000 bottles produced.

La Zorra keeps producing expressive wines from the Sierra de Francia zone of Salamanca, where the flagship grape is the red Rufete. 40,000 bottles across a wide portfolio of wines. La Zorra is a name to watch.

90 Points
2014 La Zorra La Zorra
Luis Gutiérrez, The Wine Advocate 221

The 2014 La Zorra is a Rufete-Tempranillo blend fermented with indigenous yeasts, and aged for eight months in French and American oak barrels. It was bottled in August 2015, a few weeks before I tasted it, and it still displays a nose of sweet spices (cinnamon, vanilla) reminiscent of the barrique where it matured. The fruit feels very ripe, plums rather than cherries, and there's something earthy and a little organic. This might be going through a difficult phase today, as the palate showed better, but it certainly is more mainstream than the pure Rufete. 15,500 bottles produced.

La Zorra keeps producing expressive wines from the Sierra de Francia zone of Salamanca, where the flagship grape is the red Rufete. 40,000 bottles across a wide portfolio of wines. La Zorra is a name to watch.

From Vinous

91 Points
2014 Vinos La Zorra Rufete Blanco
Josh Raynolds, Vinous, Dec 2015

Light, bright yellow. Highly perfumed aromas of fresh pear, tangerine, jasmine and dusty minerals are complemented by a hint of tarragon. Shows very good energy and lift to its spicy citrus and orchard fruit flavors, which put on weight with air. Finishes nervy and very long, with resonating spiciness and strong, mineral-driven persistence.

90 Points
2014 Vinos La Zorra Rufete
Josh Raynolds, Vinous, Dec 2015

Vivid red. Initially reduced but some air brings up high-pitched redcurrant, cherry and floral aromas, with a peppery nuance that builds in the glass. Tangy and sharply focused, offering bitter cherry and spicecake flavors and a jolt of bitter range zest. In a lithe, weightless and graceful style, with strong finishing cut, very subtle tannins and lingering spiciness.

89 Points
2014 Vinos La Zorra Z Tinto Aragones
Josh Raynolds, Vinous, Dec 2015

Youthful purple. Aromas of blackcurrant, cherry pit and cracked pepper, with a hint of licorice in the background. Lively and precise on the palate, offering bitter cherry, cassis and violet flavors and a strong jolt of white pepper. Finishes tight and smoky, with slow-building tannins and a lingering note of tangy dark fruit.

91 Points
2013 Vinos La Zorra Teso Blanco Sierra de Salamanca
Josh Raynolds, IWC (Vinous), Sept/Oct 2014

(88% palomino fino and 12% moscatel de grano menudo, a.k.a. muscat a petits grains, the muscat of Beaumes de Venise and the muskateller of Germany): Bright straw. Pungent aromas of grapefruit pith, jasmine, chamomile, smoky minerals and iodine, with a zesty mineral topnote. Fleshy and dry on the palate, offering incisive lime rind and orchard fruit flavors with complicating notes of green almond and bitter quinine. Clings with excellent tenacity, emphatically repeats the mineral and citrus pith notes on the finish. Wild stuff, with the nerviness to work with raw mollusks and the power to handle richer foods.

90 Points
2013 Vinos La Zorra Teso Rufete Sierra de Salamanca
Josh Raynolds, IWC (Vinous), Sept/Oct 2014

($22) Dark red. Vibrant raspberry and floral scents are complemented by zesty Asian spice and mineral accents. Silky, seductively sweet red fruit and blood orange flavors are lifted by zesty acidity, with a hint of bitter chocolate popping up on the back half. Taut, focused and linear, finishing with noteworthy precision and smooth tannins sneaking in late.

90 Points
2013 Vinos La Zorra Teso Tempranillo/Rufete Sierra de Salamanca
Josh Raynolds, IWC (Vinous), Sept/Oct 2014

Deep ruby. Spicy redcurrant and raspberry aromas are complemented by Asian spices and fresh rose. Lively and precise on the palate, offering alluringly sweet red fruit flavors and a hint of star anise. Finishes with good clarity, smooth tannins and lingering spiciness. Quite elegant and approachable now.