Garnacha, Domaines Lupier 'El Terroir'
100% Garnacha from various parcels planted on clay-limestone in 1903. Clean and aromatic with herbal freshness reminiscent of Mencía. The oak is neatly integrated and folded into the wine, balanced and elegant, with a Mediterranean twist. It has a medium to full-bodied palate with very fine, chalky tannins. Aged 24 months in neutral 500L and 600L French oak. 95pts - Wine Advocate
Domaines Lupier was purchased by Raúl Pérez from Bierzo, and the wines come back to the market with this 2018 vintage, which was vinified by the previous owners and blended by Pérez. Everything remains the same—vineyards [18 hectares of old vines], winery and brands [two, and a total of 18,000 bottles]—only the labels have been revamped and they look very elegant and neat.