Centelleo, Airén Moscatel, Vino de España, Spain, 2022
Literally meaning "the most wanted", Vinos Más Buscados is a collection of wines grown and nurtured in the Southern half of Spain, mainly in the area known as La Mancha.
Inspired by Spain's largely untapped fine wine resources, friends, colleagues and Masters of Wine, Fergal Tynan and Giles Cooke set off on a journey to find the unsung heroes of Spain, be they regions, growers or winemakers. Fergal's interest in wine terroirs and Giles' instincts for flavour, led them to unearth great Spanish wines whose stories were untold. Each wine is hand made. Each wine reflects the personality of the land and the subtle imprint of man in varying degrees. Now encompassing the terrific value of Centelleo, Torre Solar and Castillo del Moro, Vinos Más Buscados is a reflection of all that is best in modern Spanish wine making.
The grapes are sourced from a mixture of trellised and bush vines in the Manzanares district of La Mancha- renowned for it's limestone soils. The majority of the grapes are machine harvested at night in order to maintain the acidity and bright, fruit flavours.
Centelleo wines are made entirely from free run juice and fermented in temperature controlled, stainless steel tanks and then matured on fine lees until bottling. The resulting wines show unparalleled freshness and aromatics compared to many similarly priced wines from around the world.
No oak ageing
Lemon yellow colour, in the mouth this is a floral wine, with citrus notes and some grapefruit, balanced and with good acidity. The Moscatel adds a little honey on the nose.
Salads, cheeses and fish.
6 x 75cl