WINE REVIEW: Volver 2018 Single Vineyard, La Mancha, Spain ($16)
by Andrew Chalk
WORDS FROM THE PRODUCER
“Bodegas Volver was founded in 2004 by fourth generation viticulturist Rafael Cañizares, whose work centers around recovering old vineyards, which, either through low production or lack of generational succession, have previously been lost.
The fruit for this 100% Tempranillo bottling is sourced from a high-altitude single vineyard, Finca Los Juncares, located in the eastern part of D.O. La Mancha. The vineyard was first cultivated in 1957 and is situated at an altitude of more than 2000 feet. Soils are comprised of sand and limestone where the sandy surface is mixed with red clay, resulting in extremely low yields.
Dry and organically farmed, the grapes come from goblet trained vines. Once selected, the fruit is hand-picked and transported in small crates. Aged for 15 months in new French oak barrels, the wine is then bottled without filtration.”
Appearance: Purple of ayoung wine;
Nose: Cigar box, lively ripe raspberry fruit, forest floor;
Taste:Medium weight, forward red fruit.soft tannins. Tempranillo fruit very distinct.