This Rueda wine hits 12.9% abv on the alcohol scale and retails for $16. Only the pressed juice is used in making it, not the free run juice.
This 2014 Spanish white has a faint golden hue with a nose of citrus and salinity. The palate brings very nice acidity and lemon-lime notes in a plump mouthfeel. The full mouth comes despite the lack of malolactic fermentation and a year of bottle aging - no oak. The wine sat on the spent yeast cells for two months, which smooths out the sharpness quite a bit.
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