Vines for the Milu Roble cuvee have an average 55 years of age and are planted on mainly clay and limestone soils. The grapes are hand harvested with strict site selection, completely destemmed and must is fermented in 90% stainless steel and 10% open top oak barriques with minimal racking and punching down. Wine ages for a further 6 months in 400 and 500-litre old French and American oak barriques before being bottled unfined, unfiltered, and with minimal additions of sulphur. Has lots of the hall marks of the region in terms of fruit profile and spice but so much fresher and approachable with great acidity.
Notes on the producer
Ribera del Duero is an area known for big reputations, big wines, and big oak influence… not really our thing. So we are very happy to stock wines from Germán Blanco at Quinta Milu, a young winemaker who is championing a fresher style of Tinto del Pais-- the local name for Tempranillo. He calls his project a 'Micro-winery ‘ and it is a true family business, based around the village of La Aguilera in the Burgos province. He works with very old vineyards, many of which are planted at over 900 metres above sea level. German makes his elegant, fruit-forward wines using foot-treading, wild yeast fermentation and minimal handling. All his wines share a delicious rusticity, purity of fruit, and incredible freshness.