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Bodegas Vina Magana "Baron de Magana" 2007

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$37.00

Winemaker Notes

A sensational offering from Navarra, Spain. As its composition suggests, it is somewhat Bordeaux like with lots of black currant and cherry fruit intermixed with notions of forest, underbrush and barrique. Full-bodied, dense, rich and intense, this is an impressive red.

This wine pairs very well with most baked or roast fowl, softer cheeses without too much fat. Unusual but successful pairings include clean-flavored seafood with a hint of sweetness, such as simply prepared grilled calamari, sea bass or brook trout.

Blend: 35% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Tempranillo, 10% Syrah

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A sensational offering from Navarra, the 2007 Baron de Magana is an intriguing blend of 35% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Tempranillo and 10% Syrah aged 14 months in primarily new oak. As its composition suggests, it is somewhat Bordeaux like with lots of black currant and cherry fruit intermixed with notions of forest, underbrush and barrique. Full-bodied, dense, rich and intense, this impressive red can be drunk over the next 7-8 years.
by Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #202 Aug 2012

這又是一個堅持夢想且美夢成真的最佳例子,許多人亟急於了解為何在短短的四十年期間,Bodegas Vina Magana能夠從無到有,並成為西班牙那瓦拉(Navarra)產區的聖殿級酒莊,生產出一系列優質佳釀,品質之高,讓西班牙許多新舊酒莊望塵莫及。

 一切的故事開始於1970年,當Juan Magana在Barillas村開闢葡萄園和創立酒莊時,沒有人相信他能在這一片不毛之地種出任何成果來,但早在行動之前,Juan已經下過相當的工夫研究過,這一片位於那瓦拉南部埃布羅(Ebro)河沿岸的Ribera Baja副產區,乾燥貧瘠且表土充滿礫石,與波爾多右岸,特別是和Pomerol這個產區的風土條件幾乎雷同,於是除了種植當初法定的Tempranillo之外,並且透過了在法國開設育種公司的同鄉友人引進了多種波爾多品種,其中最珍貴難得的是取得來自Chateau PetrusMerlot切枝(Petrus clone #181 class A),也成為最先在該區種植Merlot的酒莊,雖然這完全違反當時的D.O.C.法令,但Juan堅持自己的夢想,矢志釀造出媲美頂級波爾多的美味佳釀。

充滿雄心壯志的Juan抱持著創新的理念,但卻也同時吸收當地優良的釀酒傳統,講求自然種植,在以專精Merlot等波爾多品種之外也同時混釀Tempranillo等當地優秀品種,使用法國橡木桶同時也運用傳統大木桶來培醞葡萄酒,融古納今,Juan成功打造Bodegas Vina Magana成為一流酒莊,款款符合他心目中理想的佳釀獲得無數的高度評價與獎項,也成為西班牙皇室的御用酒莊之一。

“Dignus”是酒莊最具代表性的酒款,完美的融合Merlot和Tempranillo兩個品種的優點,並巧妙混釀Cabernet Sauvignon等其它品種的點綴,經過至少一年以上的法國橡木桶與大木桶培醞,成就這瓶高雅出眾且價格平易近人的佳釀。