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Vina Ilusion Cosecha 2013

Vina Ilusion Cosecha 2013

750ML     
Sku: 051131

Viña Ilusión founders Martin Alonso and Gloria Plaza Medina came to Mount Isasa in a subzone of Rioja known as La Rioja Baja in 1992 and planted Tempranillo on their five-hectare vineyard. Avid followers of the “non-intervention” or “do-nothing” farming philosophy of Masanobu Fukuoka, Alonso and Gloria have successfully achieved their dream of crafting a wine that is a pure expression of their vineyard and the way it’s farmed. Viña Ilusión is a vision of Rioja that is not strictly typical but in a lot of ways is a true expression of its terroir.

Tasting notes
The bouquet opens up with soft and enticing aromas of red berries and cherry, immediately inviting you to take a first sip. This Rioja jump starts your taste buds with floral notes, lively acidity and a delightful minerality. A long mouth-watering finish leaves your palate longing for another sip—or in my case, another glass! All in all, a wine with tremendous purity and drinkability.

Wine maker notes
From a 5 hectare vineyard at 700 meters elevation in the Rioja Baja subzone. It is certified organic, wild yeast fermented and bottled with little amounts SO2. This is an unoaked Tempranillo with tremendous purity and drinkability, floral notes, citrus, and a lovely mouthwatering minerality. A perfect Rioja to drink on it’s own or to pair with pizza, embutidos, grilled and roasted meats. Break out the porrón! 2,500 cases.

Food pairing
The slow-roasted suckling pig with chimichurri sauce is, in my opinion, the star dish at Basque restaurant Txikito/Cocina Vasca in Chelsea, here in New York City. Chefs and owners Eder Montero and Alex Raij go the extra mile to create a succulent, tender yet crispy cochinillo (sucking pig) that literally melts in your mouth. The crispy skin is heavenly paired with the bright flavors of the chimichurri sauce, a herb sauce originally from Argentina. Viña Ilusión is the perfect wine to serve with this dish as it enhances every bite. It’s a food and wine pairing that is pure pleasure from start to finish.

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Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Sub-Region: Rioja Baja
Grape Varietal: Tempranillo
Type: Still wine, Organic

Reg. $15.99

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