Wines

Evolet 2013

Region: D.O.P. Vino de Calidad de Valtiendas
Winery: PAGO EL ALMENDRO

Grapes: 100% Tempranillo
Vintage: 2013
Color: Red

This wine comes from the Quality Wine Region of Valtiendas. The region is in the Northeast of the province of Segovia abutting its more famous neighbor, Ribera del Duero. A key difference versus Ribera del Duero is the altitude of the vineyards, 900 meters and higher. Currently there are 5 recognized Bodegas in the region, with 100 hectares under cultivation.

This is the second vintage of Evolet, a new brand for restaurateur and winemaker Oscar Hernando. This wine is produced with 100% Tempranillo grapes, from 20 year old vines planted in very chalky soils at 900 meters above sea level. Grapes were hand harvested and fermented in stainless steel tank. The wine was then aged in 500 L oak barrels for 6 months.

Reviews

Publication Score Comments
Vinous 90 (fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged for six months in used 225-liter French and new 500-liter American oak barrels): Brilliant ruby. Aromas of fresh red and dark berries are complicated by suggestions of black pepper and lavender. Chewy and focused on the palate, offering vibrant black raspberry, bitter cherry and licorice flavors that put on weight and become sweeter with air. Closes floral and taut, with silky tannins coming in late and adding grip.
2018 – 2022
Central Spain: Tempranillo and Beyond
December 2015
The Wine Advocate 88 They harvested very late in 2013, into October, but as the season was late anyway, the 2013 Evolet managed to keep good freshness. It's a fresh and fruit driven Tempranillo, with classical aromas of cherries, raspberries and licorice. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins and very good acidity. This is an easy to drink Tempranillo. The wine fermented in stainless steel and matured in third-use French barriques for six months. 8,500 bottles produced.
Issue 221, October 2015