Dominio del Águila, 'Pícaro del Águila' Clarete 2018
Super vinous - a mix of red and white grapes with amazing character and vibrancy.
Not quite a rosé, clarete is a style traditionally produced in Ribera del Duero: a mixture of red and white grapes that are aged in barrel. Jorge and Isabel are working to recover this style. With the freshness of a white and the structure of a red, this is a delicious hybrid, bursting with flavour and the most vibrant colour too!
Producer: Dominio del Aguila
Region/Country: Ribera del Duero, Spain
Grape/s: Tempranillo, Garnacha, Bobal, Blanca del País
Production Method: Organic farming, whole bunch maceration and wild yeast ferment. 10 Months ageing in old oak.
Style: Structed and vinous yet fruity, vibrant and fresh
Pairing Suggestion: Versatile, suited to grilled meats, bbq, pasta dishes, vegetable dishes
Dominio del Aguila
Jorge Monzón is shaking up the way Ribera del Duero’s wines are seen, where many are rich, ripe and bold, his are elegant, restrained and extremely terroir expressive. Dominio del Águila was set up in 2010 by Jorge Monzón and partner Isabel Rodero, in the village of La Aguilera . It may be a fairly new project in Ribera, but he has some pretty impressive experience under his belt. Jorge studied viticulture in Bordeaux and Burgundy, his first position was at Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, before moving to Spain where he worked a year at Vega Sicilia. Their wines show extraordinary complexity – it’s intriguing to think how these will age long term.