Struggling Vines Phinca San Julian
This is a rich and expressive Rioja, made in a way that celebrates the grapes and region to their fullest. On the nose there is vanilla and baking spices, as well as a woody cedar note. On the palate it is balanced, with bright red fruit flavours and well-integrated, fine tannins, as well as a long, rich finish. Only 960 bottles of this astounding Rioja were produced, with the grapes coming from a century old, one hectare vineyard; where they are hand-harvested and aged in French Oak barrels to lend structure and depth to the finished product.
Originally from Hawaii, Melanie Hickman farms in the most traditional way possible: using a horse for the ploughing, crushing the grapes using foot stomping, and harvesting in accordance with biodynamic principles. Her wines are elegant and precise, and can stand up against the very best.
Origin: Rioja, Spain
Grape varieties: Tempranillo, Graciano, Viura, Garnacha
Food pairings: Paella, mushroom risotto, lamb, duck and game birds.
Bottle size: 75cl
Delivery Local delivery (E17, E10 postcodes): Free Available for deliveries within London E17, E10 postcodes only. Next day service* (*subject to availability)
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Standard Delivery: £8.95 Free over £70 (£8.95 standard charge) Next day service, we dispatch parcels Mon - Fri with DHL couriers. All orders placed until midnight will be dispatched next working day on next day service.
Returns: If you are unsatisfied for any reason, you may return your purchase within 30 days. Free to store, if not possible, the buyer is responsible for return shipping and may ship back the item using the carrier of their choice.