2016 Viña Puebla Bodegas Toribio Pi
To many Pi means the basis of of all mathematics and thus all things. When making wine one cannot avoid math. Mastery of science and math will play a key role in the success of all aspects of the wine making process. As a coincidence Bodegas Viña Puebla started with a simple blend of equal parts of the 3 varietals they are best known for, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, and Syrah. It just so happened the alcohol level ended up being that magic 14% Then aging of those for 16 months and voila! The fun label has a few easter eggs hidden but foremost is the nod to DiVinci, in the form of a bull, the long standing symbol of the Spanish strength.
We visited this Bodega and fell madly in love with both the wines and the wine maker, Luis. His absolute passion for wine making along with his hospitality are legendary in the region of Extremadura. His creativity applied to winemaking is truly amazing. He breaks all the rules by doing things no other wine maker will even attempt. Each wine has that special twist that only Luis knows how to make work.
Style: Red Blend
Region: Vina de la Tierra de Extremadura
Varietals: 33% Tempranillo, 33% Garnacha Común, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaking Notes: Each varietal is fermented in concrete separately, then blended and placed in barrels with the skins 8 months. Finally, the finished blend is placed in bottle for another 8 months of aging.
Note: All purchases of alcoholic beverages must be made by persons over the age of 21.