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Wine:
CASA DE ILLANA BLANCO 2008 (D.O. Ribera del Jucar)
Winery: CASA DE ILLANA
Type: 50% Sauvignon Blanc, 50% Moscatel - 89 POINTS ROBERT PARKER
Tasting Notes:
Clear & Brilliant with a lemon-yellow color garnished with green hues. In the nose, its varietal characteristics combine to perfection, resulting in a complex blend with sweet nuances of raisins & dates typical of the Moscatel variety & fresh nuances of grapefruit, passion fruit & wildflowers tyoical of Sauvignon Blanc. The palate is lively, balanced & persistent.
Viticulture Technics:
Harvested in Late August at sunrise
Stainless Steel Fermentation
Press Room:
2008 - 89 POINTS ROBERT PARKERS WINE ADVOCATE #188 APRIL 2010

"Casa de Illana’s latest offerings include one white wine, the 2008 Blanco. Made up of 50% Sauvignon Blanc and 50% Petit Grain Muscat, it was fermented and aged sur lie with batonnage. Light gold in color, it displays a compelling nose of spring flowers, citrus, white peach, and tropical notes reminiscent of the better Torrontes wines from Cafayate. Dry, ripe, and vibrant on the palate, this is a nicely rendered effort meant to go with roast chicken, grilled fish, and spicy Asian dishes. Drink it over the next 1-2 years."
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