D.O. Ribera del Duero
A wine with the complexity of an Estate, of two varieties and three vintages, which were made separately and aged in Bordeaux barrels, later to be blended in large 1,200-litre open barrels, or Fudres. There they were to remain for 16 months, allowing the wine to evolve, without tiring it too much due to its light contact with wood, respecting the essence of the Estate, gaining in complexity, and creating one of Finca Villacreces' most surprising wines.
Old vineyards more than 40 years old.
81% Tempranillo and 19% Cabernet Sauvignon.
ALCOHOLIC FERMENTATION. Wooden vats and stainless steel tank.
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION. Barrel and vat, both of french oak.
16 months in barrel and 16 months in 1.200l. foudre.
French barrel (Darnajou, Taransaud and Dargaud) 50% new, 50% second year.
Deep cherry colour, with garnet tones. The three vintages which form the wine give complexity in aroma. Cabernet Sauvignon variety recognized presence emphasizes an intense ripe fruit aroma, liquorice with mineral and balsamic hints. Oak wood is really well integrated thanks to the softening in foudre which gives an elegant delicacy to the wine. On the palate it shows a fatty and mouthfilling entrance continuing until a lingering and long end. The perceived aromas on the nose are transferred to the mouth which allows the enjoyment of a flavorful aroma with ripen tannins and memories of liquorice, fruit, coffee…