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Javi Revert Arcos Simeta 2020

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750ML / 14.3% ABV
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750ML / 14.3% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Simeta is made from the rare, local, and indigenous variety Arcos which once was widely planted in Valencia before phylloxera. Perfectly suited to the Mediterranean this variety ripens late (always after Monastrell) but retains a fresh acidity and boasts a moderate alcohol level. Javi’s Arcos comes from 1 hectare of 50-year-old vines planted in the Simeta vineyard. Harvested by hand it is fermented 70% whole cluster by indigenous yeast in concrete vats followed by 15 months aging in neutral 500L French oak demi-muids.

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The 2020 Simeta has a fresh Mediterranean profile very different from the 2019, as 2020 was a year of full ripeness to express the character of the Arcos grape, a long-cycle grape with big and lose bunches and grapes with thick skins. It has Mediterranean color and aromas, the fresh undergrowth of aromatic herbs. It has fine tannins and good grip. This has 14.3% alcohol, so it's not a shy red, with good balance and a powerful palate. It matured in 500-liter oak barrels for 10 months followed by a further six months in concrete eggs. It's not a light and fresh vintage; it's a powerful, ripe and Mediterranean year, more classical with the concentration from the sandy soils. To me, this is a new expression of Arcos, departing from the style of the 2018, weightless but powerful, concentrated but fresh. This should be long lived.
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The Valencia DO wine region is a non-contiguous appellation, with four distinct subzones, surrounding the area beyond Valencia’s capital city. Winemaking in the northern part of this region is dominated by old growing areas surrounding the city. The region was established in 1957.

Historically, bulk wine has been the focal point of the region and cooperatives still handle 85% of total production today. However, winemakers are trying to steadily move away from this and focus more on producing quality wine thanks to a growing group of local innovative winemakers. More importance is being placed on older vines of indigenous (or historic) varieties planted at higher altitudes, which range from 820 - 3,600 feet.

There is growing excitement about the wines being produced from black grapes such as Monastrell, as well as late-ripening white grapes such as Merseguera. The most planted grape, Moscatel de Alejandría, has its own subzone centered around the production of sweet, fortified liqueur wines, called locally Mistela de Moscatel. The region's reds, rosés and whites actually all include dessert wines, each with their own wine-making traditions.

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Beyond the usual suspects, there are hundreds of red grape varieties grown throughout the world. Some are indigenous specialties capable of producing excellent single varietal wines, while others are better suited for use as blending grapes. Each has its own distinct viticultural characteristics, as well as aroma and flavor profiles, offering much to be discovered by the curious wine lover. In particular, Portugal and Italy are known for having a multitude of unique varieties but they can really be found in any region.

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