GRAPE: Tinto Fino (mass selection of the best vineyards in Ribera), Navarro, Valenciano, Albillo and others.
APPELLATION: Ribera del Duero DO
VINIFICATION: Traditional planting densities, bush vines from El Bosque, La Guiruela, Cascajoroa,
Carrahoyales, Los Grijos, La Requina, Herrera, Los Mochos, La Cal, Hoyo Lucas, La Pardilla. Manual harvest in boxes.
Fermentation in oak vats and tanks, with native yeasts.
Aged for 14 months in French oak barrels.
TASTING NOTES: It’s a traditional red with elegant rusticity and subtle aromas, already gaining some tertiary notes, integrated oak and a medium to full-bodied palate with fine-grained tannins, fine but still identifiable as Ribera del Duero.
FOOD PAIRING: Best paired with equally spectacular dishes as lamb chops, Iberian ham, duck, deer loin, beef and also delicious for Asian dishes and blue fish.
- 97 Points by Robert Parker ( Wine Advocate), Vntg 2018.
- 96 Points by Robert Parker ( Wine Advocate), Vntg 2016.
- 96+ Points by Robert Parker ( Wine Advocate), Vntg 2015.
PRODUCER: Since its origin, the main purpose of Compañia de Vinos Telmo Rodriguez is the use only of native varieties from original areas. This philosophy contrasts with the boom of the implantation of foreign varieties, practically throughout the Spanish vineyard. Another of the initiatives to which the project wants to pay special attention, also from its origins, is the recovery of forgotten vineyards.