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Domino del Aguila ‘Picaro Vinas Viejas’ Claret, Ribera del Duero

About the Wine:
This wine shows red fruit- strawberry, cherry, and raspberry. Also, you will find notes of oak- vanilla, caramel, baking spices. As well as minerals, stones, and smokey earth notes. This wine pairs well with roasted or grilled meats, tomato-based sauces, and mild spicy food.
About the Producer:
Jorge Monzon studied oenology and traveled to Burgundy, where he convinced Domaine La Romanee-Conti to hire him as an intern. Here, he shadowed cellar master Bernard Noblet. Later, he returned to his hometown of La Aguilera in Ribera Del Duero where he worked at Vega Sicilia for a couple of years, before becoming the technical director at Arzuaga-Navarro. During this time, he purchased old, undesirable vineyards in La Aguilera. 
				In 2010, he and his wife, Isabel Rodero, founded Dominio del Aguila. She is an architect and supervised the renovation of three ancient cellars that dated back to the 15th century. The cellars are dug deep into the bedrock under the village.
Technical Info:
Vintage: 2012
Aging: 20 months in oak barrels
Varieties: mainly tempranillo and blanca del país, with garnacha and bobal
Vinification: non destemed grapes, trodden with the feet, direct pressing, alcoholic fermentation in oak barrels, not clarified, not fined.
Production: 1.212 bottles and 128 magnum, 3 bottles 3 l., 2 bottles 5 l.