2016 MicroBioWines Ismael Gozalo La Banda del Argilico Blanco

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Type of Wine White
Country Spain
Region Castilla y Leon
Appellation Rueda (Appellation)
Winery MicroBioWines
Year 2016
Grape Verdejo
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13.5%)
Drink window 2019 - 2023
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This Microbio La Banda del Argilico Blanco is a beautiful Verdejo by the winemaker Ismael Gozalo who started in 1998 with his label MicroBioWines. The winery is located in the town of Nieva, just outside Segovia in the Rueda wine region. The winery has been working from generation to generation with complete dedication to making top wines. The wines have a personality, are authentic and surprising. We work with respect for the soil, nature and the environment and no additives are used for winemaking. Ismael is one of the top Spanish winemakers and is certainly the most innovative winemaker in Spain. The verdejo grapes used for this wine come from a sandy soil with gravel and clay plates. After careful harvesting, the grapes are crushed and fermentation takes place with their own yeasts in stainless steel tanks. The wine then ripens for at least 5 months on its own lees, also in stainless steel.

The La Banda del Argillico has a precise nose with balsamic vinegar and medicinal aromas, and a very tasty palate with a few salty flavors plus the classic Verdejo bitterness in the aftertaste. The grapes were harvested later to await the development of flavors, but then he added wine produced from the early-picked grapes, "verjus" (or verjuice) to give extra acidity. The wine has body, volume and a leesy character. The wine is not filtered and bottled.

Very nice with a fresh salad and with dishes with seafood.

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Vineyard for 2016 MicroBioWines Ismael Gozalo La Banda del Argilico Blanco

The winery is located in the town of Nieva, just outside Segovia. It is located in the Spanish Rueda, north of Madrid. The MicroBioWines label is the brainchild of Ismael Gonalo and was founded in 1998. Ismael is descended from a large family of winegrowers in the area and is happy to be working with Verdejo vineyards that have passed from generation to generation with the aim of has stated that the plots are improving continuously. The vineyards are therefore treasures of biodiversity. Ismael not only characterizes his wines as inspired, authentic and surprising, they are more of a philosophy of life, a way of understanding existence and a legacy for future generations. This winery makes beautiful wines with personality without losing the character of the variety. The winery has a history where more than 5 generations of people are committed to getting the best of the earth. Men and women who are passionately committed to understanding nature as a source of life, and who have left a legacy of experience that should not be forgotten.

MicroBioWines do not use any additives for winemaking. In addition, the yeasts responsible for fermenting the grapes are always specific to each vineyard. For this reason, the wines clearly represent the different vintages. According to the cycle in the field, fermentations are faster or slower and this is not a matter of concern for this winery. Finding the balance is always the most difficult and that is something they have achieved with a high level of effort and a lot of perseverance. Because the wine is not filtered or clarified, the winery is very alert to sudden temperature fluctuations and the bottle can therefore give some precipitation.

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Type of Wine White
Country Spain
Region Castilla y Leon
Appellation Rueda (Appellation)
Winery MicroBioWines
Grape Verdejo
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Year 2016
Drinking as of 2019
Drinking till 2023
Alcohol % 13.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Promotion Last bottles
Parker rating 92
Tasting Profiles Aromatic, Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Green & grassy, Aged on wood, Tense, White fruit
Drink moments Borrelen, Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag
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