TR3SMANO 2016 Vendimia Ribera Del Duero Spain
96 points Guia Proensa
96 points Guia Vinos Gourmets
94 points GuiaPenin
94 points Tim Atkin MW Best of Ribera del Duero
Gold 2019 Bacchus
Gold Mundus Vini
DO: Ribera Del Duero
WINEMAKERS: Fernando Remírez de Ganuza & Pedro Aibar Sánchez
GRAPES: Tempranillo originating from old vineyards (between 35 and 80 years old). Located in Olmedillo, Roa, La Horra, Moradillo, Pesquera and Peñafiel.
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14.5% Vol.
PRODUCTION: 3700 cases
SOIL: Limestone substratum covered with clay in the area of Burgos and Pesquera. Gravel and sand around Peñafiel.
CLIMATE: Extreme continental. Great temperature contrast between winter and summer. Between day and night.
2016 HARVEST: A mild winter and a rainy spring with delayed budding. High temperatures in the month of July contributed to early flowering. The summer was hot and dry. High temperatures in the month of September and the existing water reserves from the spring allowed optimal ripening. The harvest started earlier than usual, on September 27th, with exceptional grape quality. Autumn was also dry, which allowed the harvests to be extended until well into October.
WINEMAKING PROCESS: Hand-picked grapes in small boxes and meticulous selection of bunches on the sorting table. Cold maceration for 5-7 days at a temperature no higher than 10°C. Alcoholic fermentation at a controlled temperature in small truncated cone-shaped vats. Malolactic fermentation in new 225-litre barrels. We make wine separately with the grapes from each of our vineyards.
AGEING: 16 months in new barrels. The majority of them are French oak.
BOTTLING: April 2018
TASTING NOTES: High color intensity. Cherry red tone. The nose is a surprising mix of aromatic and fresh blue flower notes over ripe red fruit. The new oak adds complexity with toasted and smoky notes (cacao, toffee, coffee) and spices (pepper). In the mouth, it is a fleshy, fresh wine with complexity and power, yet fine and elegant. The tannic structure is silky and perfectly balanced with the acidity and alcohol. Very prolonged persistence in the mouth. Wine of great character and elegance.
Our Return Policy is very simple: If you don't like the wine you ordered from us, tell us, send it back to us and we will either replace it for you or reimburse the purchase price to you. Because we believe life is too short to drink wine you don't like.
HOWEVER, we are not responsible for damage caused to the wine due to the weather; heat or cold. If the weather is hot or cold, we urge that you either ask us to hold the wine(s) for you or order overnight shipping.