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Primary Notes: Blackberry, Cherry Raspberry Thyme Pepper Violet Mineral
Tertiary Notes: Animal
Acidity: Medium +
Tannin: Medium +
Alcohol (%): 14.5
Origin & Awards
Origin: Rioja Alavesa, Basque Country
Maker: Oxer Wines
Fermentation: Organic Heavy Wood
Decanting: 1 hour
Serving Temperature: Best served between 16–18°C
Asian Food Pairing: Wagyu steak, KBBQ, oxtail soup
Western Food Pairing: Tomato-based pasta, grilled tomahawk steak, roast lamb shoulder
Oxer Kalamity 2017
Oxer Kalamity is incredibly bold with a full array of flavours, enormous length and minerality. The nose goes from soft black forest fruit to animal notes, violet florals and spice. The full-bodied palate exudes black cherry, blackberry and raspberry fruit flavours before revealing its mineral backbone and hints of pink pepper spice. Will develop its complexity in the coming years so this is one to keep!
Fun Fact: The name and label expresses Oxer’s love for Shakespeare. "Shame be to him who thinks evil of it" comes from the play "The Reign of King Edward the Third".
Ageing potential: Keep until 2030!
48% Tempranillo, 48% Garnacha, 2% Viura and 2% Garnacha Blanca. The fruit for this wine comes from two vineyards: one in Cárdenas (Rioja Alta) and the other in Elvillar (Rioja Alavesa). The 3 hectare vineyard in Cárdenas (Rioja Alta) dates back to 1903, has iron-rich clay soil and is found at 580 metres altitude. The 1 hectare vineyard in Elvillar (Rioja Alavesa) is 101-years old, has calcareous clay soil and sits at 600 metres altitude.
Selection of the best grapes from each plot. Separate vinification in open vats, barrels and concrete eggs using indigenous yeasts. Ageing for 12 months in 500L French oak barrels and foudre.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
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