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Producer: Bodegas Lagar de ProventusGrape Varieties: Tempranillo 100%Optimum Drinking: Within 8 yearsWine Style: Complex full bodied redAlcohol by Volume: 14.5%Closure: Natural CorkCountry: Spain
A complex wine full of finesse, with fruity notes of blackberry, cherry and liquorice enveloped in exquisitely integrated oak. The full bodied and textured palate finishes with long lasting depth.
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.
2016 was a vintage of very good quality. The cool, wet spring built soil water reserves to sustain the vines through the hot, dry summer that followed. Harvest took place under good conditions and the fruit had reached good levels of ripeness and showed excellent typicity.
The grapes come from six villages in the Ribera del Duero, from vines with an average age of 30 years old. Each plot has a different soil structure which imparts complexity in the resulting wine. The vines are carefully tended 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 at optimum maturity. They follow a philosophy of keeping yields low and strive to keep the soils healthy, which allows the grapes to fully express the characteristics of their terroir.
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 23 days maceration. The wines were transferred to French (80%) and American (20%) oak barrels to mature for a minimum of 14 months, prior to the final blending.
A complex wine full of finesse, with fruity notes of blackberry, cherry and liquorice enveloped in exquisitely integrated oak. A full bodied palate with ripe tannins finishes with textured, long lasting depth.
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