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This white is produced with the Albilla grape, a unique variety found almost exclusively in the village of Villamalea, and the 2017 Reto comes from seven different plots fermented separately with indigenous yeasts in 600-liter oak barrels and 1,500-liter oak foudres, where the wine matured with the lees for seven months. 2017 was a very early harvest, and the wine has a cool-climate, austere personality, based on stony minerality and acidity. This was picked the 5th of August, extremely early and with 13% alcohol. This is a mineral white in the style of a Bairrada from Quinta das Bagéiras, a Sancerre from Vatan or Agua de Roca from Matías Michelini. Liquid rocks! This has to be the finest vintage of this incredible white. It's vibrant and has the coolness and strict texture of the granite soils. 13,000 bottles were filled in March 2018."
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