Bodegas Mustiguillo "Mestizaje" Pago El Terrerazo Bobal 2016
In the late 1990’s, Toni Sarrion began a one man crusade to save the indigenous variety Bobal and coax it from obscurity and rusticity to the forefront of truly world class wines. Ever evolving and pushing the quality level forward, Mustiguillo has moved away from the use of overt American oak as seen in earlier vintages in favor of concrete and French oak for wines of finesse & balance, realizing the potential of Bobal from the unique terroir of El Terrerazo. Mustiguillo was recognized for their extraordinary efforts by Wine & Spirits as one of the Top 100 Wineries of 2012.
The Vino de Pago El Terrerazo status was granted to Mustiguillo in 2010, a part of the Grandes Pagos de España organization that is dedicated to upholding and promoting very high quality single estate wines. A designation of DO Pago is only applied to individual vineyard or wine estate that must meet strict requirements. There are currently 17 Pago estates in all of Spain.
At an altitude of 800-824 meters, the organic estate is comprised of 89 hectares of contiguous vineyards on primarily limestone soils. The climate is Mediterranean with a strong continental influence with drastic diurnal shifts in temperature and contrasting winds from the sea to the east and hot La Mancha to the west.
10 months in French Oak.
72% Bobal, 17% Garnacha & 11% Syrah
91 points Wine Advocate
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