BODEGAS Y VINEDOS ALNARDO Psi 2018 Bottle/nc (Tinto del Pais/Temp) VGN
Red Still Wine | Spain | Ribera del Duero | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Region: Ribera del Duero
Wine Style: Full Bodied
Peter Sisseck had established a network of growers with interesting terroirs and, of course, old vines. Together they created a new company under the name of Bodegas y Viñedos Alnardo, a vehicle for Psi, the first vintage being 2007.
"Deep plum-velvet, with a tight, bright rim, this exudes fresh primary fruit on the nose, as vibrant as unfermented must with red fruits, cranberry and plum all vying for dominance - pretty and lifted. The palate continues this refrain with well-concentrated, generous fruit, floral notes and hints of both citrus and spice, all underscored by hot stone minerals and ripe tannins. This combines accessibility and generosity with defined grip throughout, on to a persistent finish – rather impressive."
Slow-roast shoulder of lamb or lamb shank is a fattier, bursting with flavour dish and will demand a robust wine that has a greater balance of tannins, fresh acidity and a developed flavour, ideally with a little bottle age to draw out the flavours of the meat.
Wines from the Southern Rhône (Grenache based) like Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas will seal the flavours fantastically but a good Cote du Rhône will tick the boxes also. There are some lovely examples of Grenache and Grenache-blends (often called GSM) made in Australia worth exploring. A slightly gamey Spanish red from Ribera del Duero is an excellent choice too. We would highly recommend this darkly spiced and deep fruited wine from Peter Sisseck’s Bodegas Y Vinedos.