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ROBERTO DE LA MOTA PRIMERA REVENCHA CHENIN BLANC 2017
The 2017 La Primera Revancha Chenin Blanc is the second vintage of this bottling and is produced with grapes from an old vineyard in Agrelo. The whole clusters were pressed in a vertical press, and 20% of the must fermented in oak barrels and the rest in stainless steel tanks, where it was kept for six months before being blended, filtered and bottled. 2017 was a good vintage, with a little more ripeness than the rainy 2016 vintage. This is a little more tropical but with less impact from the élevage, as they used a little less oak. It's varietal, with notes of waxy apples and a balsamic touch. It's tasty, fresh and spicy, with a pleasant bitterness on the finish. 11,000 bottles were filled in September 2017.
Robert Parker. The Wine Advocate. 91/100.