Fil-loxera & Cia 'La Mujer Caballo Blau'
La Mujer Caballo named after the extraordinary world of the horse woman- half woman and half horse. This is a delicious wine made solely from a very rare variety called Arco. They found an old vineyard that was going to be ripped up and agreed to buy the fruit and make a wine. Turned out to be great and they researched the variety to being Arco which used to be famous in the region of Fontanars dells Alforins. It's now a variety being replanted by many. This is a perfumed, complex, quite delicious red, lots of spice with a long finish too. " The varietal Arco 2018 La Mujer Caballo Blau has a floral and earthy nose....This is probably the ancient variety with more potential and the one that has called the attention from more people. There is a common aromatic theme in many wines that I suspect comes from the vinification and/or élevage, despite which, the varietal comes through quite clearly, the flowers with the earthy touch but also Mediterranean herbs and perhaps a balsamic touch of resin. It's medium-bodied, has fine tannins, moderate alcohol and very good freshness. 1,197 bottles were filled in August 2019 after 10 months in used barriques. 93 pts Luis Gutiérrez