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La Bodega de Pinoso "Vermador" Blanco Ecologico 2006, D.O. Alicante. **HERITAGE WINE**

Color: very light yellow, no green.
Nose: medium expressive, creamy, warm, smooth, with some herbs and flowers, some freshness, minerals and waxy-nuances, a touch of nuts, clean and rich style.
Taste: intense, powerful, full bodied, rich and smooth, unctuous, warm, dry, fresh, with a touch of bitterness, spicy, with herbs and earthy nuances, impressions of undergrowth, restrained fruit, excellent balance, clean.
Finish: very intense, with good freshness, dry, but very rich, spicy and with herbs, not fruity, but earthy style, quite impressive, good balance.

* An organically produced wine, very rich, intense and full bodied, dry, more earthy than fruity character, very clean and also fresh, with many nuances of herbs, spices and a touch of nuts, impressive and interesting style with excellent balance. Interesting regional character very good quality/price ratio.

- This wine is intended to be drunk young.  Drink between now and second half of 2008.

- This wine is made of organically grown Macabeo (Viura) and Airen grapes. The first gives fresh, sometimes tart dry wines with minerality and strong acidity, the Airen is grape not very renown for its high quality to put it mildly, but handled carefully it can provide rich and mild wines with good body and smoothness. Fruitiness is not the strongest points of these two grapes, you need Sauvignon Blanc "et al" for this. Vermador white shows us how great skill and strong motivation can result in impressive wines with their own strong and interesting character. Like the red Vermador this is not a middle of the road wine, this is a statement of dedication, quality and respect for terroir.
The Spanish seem to do the right thing when it comes to wine making. Huge investments were (and are being) made in the wineries and vineyards with impressive wines as a result. La Bodega de Pinoso is a big cooperative producer to watch closely, since vintage 2006 several wines have made enormous progress. The style is more aimed at the demanding export market, before 2006 the local and Spanish market dictated the style: more sturdy and strong wines crying out for rich dishes. Now various wines are produced that easily can compete in style, quality and price with those of the New World. They still are unmistakably Spanish in style which is a very good thing these days: preserving the precious identity that makes wine so fascinating and enjoyable.  La Bodega de Pinoso is also producing some very good (since vintage 2006) non-organic wines too (brands "Torre del Reloj" and "Pontos").

- lotnr.: 0720

- tasted: 18-07-’07

- estimated retail price ca. 5,50 euro

- average production: unknown

- La Bodega De Pinoso, Coop. V., Mrs. Katerina Prazakova, Paseo de la Constitución 82, 03650  Pinoso (Alicante) ; tel.: +34-965 477 04 ;  fax.: +34-966 970 149 ;  mobile: +34-620 341 237 ; e-mail: ;  web site: