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Alta Pavina Pinot Noir Citius 2009

Alta Pavina Pinot Noir Citius 750ml 2009     
Sku: 1853070

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Alta Pavina is located in the district of La Parrilla in Valladolid at an altitude of 2,952 feet. The 29 acre vineyard, near the Duero River, is planted to Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo on calcareous clay soil. The excellence of Alta Pavina wines is due to rigorously selected grapes and their respect for tradition along with modern winemaking techniques.

Tasting notes
A medium-bodied wine with aromas of fresh red fruit with notes of toasted oak. The palate is elegant and lush with a persistent finish that is lifted by juicy acidity.

Rating
 Wine Advocate 90 points (Aug 2014)
The 2009 Pinot Noir Citius is a rare Pinot Noir, planted in 1985 at 1,000 meters altitude in Ribera del Duero (but without the right to have the appellation, as the grape is not contemplated) on chalky, stony soils, and aged in barrel for two years. It is bright ruby-colored, limpid and with a nose that shows musky cherries, strawberries and violets, perhaps blood oranges and some spices, quite restrained, elegant and balanced with some dusty aromas in the background. The palate is light to medium-bodied, with good freshness and acidity, silky and soft, easy to drink but again with some blurry flavors that bring back the muskiness of the nose, which make me hesitate. It?s really polished and sleek and should be consumed in the short-term. 35,000 bottles produced. Drink now-2016. I also tasted a new blend of Pinot Noir and Tempranillo, but the wine felt very dizzy after the recent bottling.

Technical notes
(100% Pinot Noir). The wine was aged for 18-24 months in French oak and another 18 months in bottle.

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Country: Spain
Region: Castilla Y Leon
Grape Varietal: Pinot Noir
Type: Still wine
 
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