Almost an icon by now, the 2017 Viejas Tinajas Moscatel was one of the first modern wines to be produced in ancient clay amphorae, first bottled with the 2012 vintage following the steps of the Cinsault. They always have to do a green pruning, as the vines tend to produce many and large bunches, and in 2017 they discarded more than 50% of the grapes. The destemmed but uncrushed grapes fermented in ancient clay amphorae, where the wine was kept with the skins for six months, then racked and put back in the amphorae for a further six months. They started using a little SO2 for this wine in 2017, as the 2016 was very unstable and went brown. This year, it feels cleaner and more precise, with more Moscatel aromas and an austere and very dry palate. It's less wild, a little mintier and very intense and expressive. (LG) 92+
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