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Alvar de Dios Vaguera 2017

13% abv

Vol- 75cl

Freshly pulped citrus and green orchard fruits, bruised white flowers and sappy warmth.

100% Doña Blanca (Malvasia) planted in 1921 on a 2 hectare plot with clay soils at 950m elevation. Vinified with native yeasts for 12 months in 300 to 500l old barrels. Minimal sulphites.

£29.00inclusive of Duty and VAT

Limited stock, only 4 remaining

Alvar de Dios was born into a family of winegrowers in the village of El Pego, situated on the southeastern edge of D.O. Toro, near the border with Portugal. But instead of being constrained by generations of winemaking convention, Alvar travelled to the Sierra de Gredos where he worked as cellar master at Bodega Marañones, alongside vinous pioneers Fernando Garcia and Dani Landi, now with their own Commando G Project.

Gradually he began acquiring vineyards of his own, his first 3 hectares inherited in 2008, ungrafted old vines planted in 1919 by his grandfather Aciano, mostly Tempranillo vines planted on sandy soils at 700m elevation. Alvar has farmed organically since taking over the vineyard, waiting until 2011 to make his first vintage, and in 2014 started following some biodynamic practices. In 2009 Alvar purchased Vagüera, a small plot of only half a hectare, near the village of El Maderal, just outside the Toro D.O. boundaries at 950m elevation. Abandoned since 2006, records show the vineyard was planted in 1921, on shallow rocky red clay soil over limestone, with a northerly aspect and sheltered by a cork oak forest.

Reference #:
13 ABV
Bottles per Case
6 bottles

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Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly.

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We use leading carrier DPD, providing a Track and Trace Next Day Service.

All orders confirmed by us before 12 noon will be eligible for next day delivery. Exact delivery date is dependent on collation of your order and will be confirmed to you in a subsequent email from you order confirmation.

Deliveries are normally between 09.00 and 17.00 Tuesday to Friday and a signature is required on receipt of delivery. (We do not ship on a Friday for Monday delivery unless specfically requested to do so).

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