Very different from the Vadio Tinto or Grande Vadio, this is fruitier and even brighter but not quite as earthy—although there is some of that here too. This does a great job of projecting that Baga acidity without becoming too aggressive. The Grande Vadio seems fleshier, more tannic and more concentrated, as well as more complex. This shows more finesse and even better acidity.
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The 2015 Baga Rexarte was aged for 18 months in used French oak. It comes in at 13% alcohol. This is the winery's first single-plot wine. The vineyard is mostly on sandy soils, but I'm told they decided to plant Baga on a hill at about 3,000 square meters with a northern exposure where the soil transitions from sand to clay and limestone. They noticed that their best quality grapes come from vineyards on hills and said they have two other parcels that were also showing well and that they might bottle separately in the future. The Rexarte parcel is a young vineyard (planted in 2010) where they have unilateral cordon and higher canopy, which allows for better ripening and lower yields.