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Rafael Cambra 'La Forcalla de Antonia' Valencia

2017 seems like a more powerful year with riper wines and more concentration but also balanced and Mediterranean. The 2017 Forcalla de Antonia comes from ungrafted, 55-year-old vines on sandy soils at 700 meters in altitude. This year is exceptionally ripe, with 14.5% alcohol, and the wine seems a little different, with a little more color, fermented with 30% full clusters in 2,000-liter vats and aged in used 500-liter French casks for eight months and a further three months in concrete tanks before bottling. It's quite fruit-driven, and the oak is very integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with fine and round tannins. Very drinkable, but it lacks a bit of finesse compared with previous years. 4,800 bottles were filled in November 2018." 92 pts Luis Gutierrez Robert Parker's wine Advocate

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