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Producer: Bodegas Lagar de ProventusGrape Varieties: Tempranillo 100%Optimum Drinking: Within 12 yearsWine Style: Intense complex smooth redAlcohol by Volume: 14.5%Closure: Natural CorkCountry: Spain
An intense and complex wine with delicious flavours of ripe, dark fruits, liquorice, mineral and spice with roasted notes from the oak ageing. A smooth and elegant expression of Tempranillo.
Bodegas Resalte de Peñafiel is an award-winning boutique winery specialising in wines produced from Tempranillo. Established in 2000, it is located in Peñafiel in the heart of the DO Ribera del Duero. They source their grapes from 80 hectares vines - among them some of the finest vineyards in Ribera – which deliver a diversity of terroirs, enabling them to achieve remarkable complexity in their wines. Since its inception, Bodegas Resalte de Peñafiel has adopted the philosophy of making fine wines of the highest quality, combining state-of-the-art winemaking with traditional methods in the vineyards to craft modern, complex and balanced wines.
2012 was an excellent vintage. The growing season was hot and dry which produced grapes with concentrated flavours and superb typicity; resulting in powerful wines with wonderful balance.
The grapes come from a few select vineyards, from vines with an average age of 40 years. The vines are carefully cultivated throughout the year, with patience, specialised craftsmanship and manual work. Emphasis is placed on keeping the vine healthy, with winter pruning, bunch thinning and shoot thinning all taking place to capture the personality of the terroir. The grapes are hand-harvested. They follow a philosophy of keeping yields low and strive to keep the soils healthy, which allows the production of an intense, concentrated and long-lasting wine.
Vinification takes place purely by gravity, without the use of pumps and a philosophy of minimal intervention is followed to respect the characteristics of the fruit and its provenance. Fermentation took place at carefully controlled temperatures with several tastings per day to achieve the desired characteristics, culminating in 24 days maceration. The wines were transferred to French (80%) and American (20%) oak barrels to mature for a minimum of 18 months. Each vintage a combination of 1/3 new barrels are used along with older ones, to ensure the wine develops complexity and elegance for the years to come.
An intense and complex wine with delicious aromas of ripe, dark fruits, liquorice, mineral and spice with roasted notes from the oak ageing. The aromas are echoed on the palate which is smooth with fine grained tannins and a long finish. An elegant expression of Tempranillo.
Ideal with lamb chops or sirloin steak.
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