José Maria Basconcillos bought this estate twenty years ago. Lying at a thousand metres above sea level, the vineyard is planted on soils of clay, limestone, gravel and sand, yielding extremely modest quantities of fruit. This is one of the highest points in Ribera del Duero.
Case of 6 Bottles
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A new one to me, this. Coming from what are among the loftiest (and therefore coolest) vineyards in this lofty region, this crianza is made up from 90% Tempranillo and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon (i.e. a not dis-similar blend to Vega Sicilia Unico). The reason I’ve selected it is that Tim Atkin MW was exceptionally complimentary about the (far trickier) 2017 vintage, calling it “…a superbly balanced Ribera that spends 14 months in new wood, but has the structure to cope.” And going on to observe, “Polished and refined, with mint, cassis and chocolate flavours and racy, palate-cleansing acidity.”
The 2018 vintage is said to be better yet and I really want to get my hands on some.
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