What's New in September

What's New: Flavus

Gold from Ribera del Duero

A new release from Viña Sastre brings something different from Ribera del Duero: Flavus. Meaning yellow or gold in Latin, Flavus is a compilation, or field blend, of ancient native grapes that are located within Sastre’s famous Santa Cruz vineyards. Because this is a field blend of old vines, we aren't sure of the exact makeup of the blend. We do know that the majority of the grapes are a varietal known locally as Jaén, or more commonly as Palomino.

A joint project between Jesus Sastre and his close friend Gerardo Mendez (of Do Ferreiro), Flavus was fermented in stainless steel and then aged on the lees for 9 months prior to release.

Gerardo’s skill at extracting the terroir and finesse of this plot of vines is evident in the wine. It is almost salty by definition with beautiful trace elements of minerals. The palate is lean and defined by razor sharp acidity. This is a complex wine sure to have a long life.

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