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Vina Ilusion Cosecha 2011

Vina Ilusion Cosecha 2011

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.

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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