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Barco del Corneta

Winemaker Beatriz Herranz makes two delicious wines from organically farmed Verdejo vines, on land inherited by her mother.

The vineyards are in the Rueda D.O., however they don't work within the appellation, as their approach to viticulture and winemaking is opposite of Rueda's industrial reputation. Beatriz is also recuperating some 100+ year-old vines on original rootstock in a neighbouring village, so we can expect more excellent wines from Barca del Corneta!

Located in Cantarranas, in the area of Valladolid called la Seca, it is a perfect location due to its land of siliceous sand and pebbles, with a layer of clay and subsoil, as well as limestone in its deepest layers.

With a particular interest in the Verdejo grape (which in Beatriz's hands is rather like Sauvignon Blanc on steroids), Barco del Corneta works organically and treats a proportion of the grapes to fermentation in French oak.

Beatriz demonstrates in her wines just how impressive Verdejo can be, while still remaining versatile enough to enjoy as an aperitif or with light summery food.

  • Cucu 2018
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    Barco del Corneta

    Cucu 2018

    $288.00

    $24.00 per bottle | $288 case of 12

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    The handpicked organically grown grapes are fermented in stainless steel using natural yeasts. The wine is then aged for 8 months in 10% French tonneau and 90% stainless steel.

    Cucu is a fresh, delightful young wine, bursting with bright citrus zests, bitter melon, herbs, and cool mineral nuance, courtesy of the 718 meters of altitude and siliceous sands and stones over clay and limestone subsoils.

    In the mouth there are hints of grass, stone fruit and flint. And as the wine warms, the Verdejo aromatics develop, as the balance of fruit and acidity delight the palate.

    Alcohol: 13.5%

    Luis Gutierrez, The Wine Advocate 90,  James Sucking 90

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  • Barco del Corneta 2016
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    Barco del Corneta 2016

    $282.00

    $47.00 per bottle | $282.00 case of 6

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    The harvest is manual and the grapes are transported to the winery in boxes of only 15 kg, preserving all the flavour and quality. The grapes macerate for 24 hours and then undergo a natural decantation for another 24 hours. The wine then ferments with indigenous yeasts in French oak barrels for 3 months. Finally, it is aged for eight months in French oak barrels on its lees.

    Barco del Corneta is a singular Verdejo, demonstrating the elegance this sometimes maligned grape can deliver.

    Pale straw yellow color with slight greenish and golden reflections, the wine is clean and very bright. The nose deep and very pleasant, imparting bright floral notes with hints of green grass, white fruit and citrus. In the mouth a large volume prevails. The wine is broad, unctuous, with a magnificent acidity, subtly integrated, that defines it and gives it depth.

    It is fresh, aromatic and tasty, with a long, persistent finish full of fruit and spice.

    Alcohol: 13%

    Luis Gutierrez, The Wine Advocate 93,  Delcantalo  94

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  • Las Silleria 2016
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    Las Silleria 2016

    $387.00

    $64.50 single bottle | $387.00 case of 6

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    Las Silleria is part of a three-wine recovery project Beatriz Herranz launched in her family vineyards in La Seca, Valladolid to revive the essence of the Verdejo grape. 

    Las Silleria is a profound, mineral white wine with tremendous deepness and freshness. 

    Alcohol 14%

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  • El Judas 2015
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    El Judas 2015

    $54.50

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    $54.50 single bottle | $327.00 case of 6

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    El Judas is part of a three-wine recovery project Beatriz Herranz launched in her family vineyards in La Seca, Valladolid to revive the essence of the Viura grape. 

    Judas is a ripe, complex white wine with some salinity. Austere on the nose with notes of white fruit and a fresh finish.

    Alcohol 14%

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  • Las Envidias 2015
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    Las Envidias 2015

    $327.00

    $54.50 single bottle | $327.00 case of 6

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    Las Envidias is a dry, multifaceted white wine that comes from century-old Palomino vines in Verdejo. 

    Las Envidias is part of a three-wine recovery project winemaker Beatriz Herranz is operating with other local grape growers in the area. Her vineyards are located in the Paraje de Cantarranas, La Seca

     

    Alcohol 13.5%

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