This year saw a mild winter with little rainfall followed by heavy rain in the spring. In general, the temperatures were moderate and constant, even during the months of July and August, and this provided good plant vegetative development which, together with the good water balance in the soil, enabled the vineyard to bring to fruition a large amount of grapes with a phenolic maturation well matched with the technological maturation. Piñel de Arriba moorland, “La Revilla” estate at 915 m altitude, together with other plots belonging to loyal winegrowers on the Piñel moorland. Valtravieso Crianza is a blended wine made with grapes from vineyards on the “La Revilla” estate, some old plots of Tinto Fino and Cabernet Sauvignon, together with the best selection of vineyards with different soils, exposures, and altitudes within the Ribera del Duero. This wine is elaborated in the traditional way using indigenous yeasts and adapting the fermentations to each area’s terroirs. At least 12 months in 90% French oak barrels and 10% American oak barrels then aged in the bottle, 2 years in total. Fruity aromas of blackcurrant and strawberry compote with spicy and toasted notes. Pleasant on the palate with fine, well-integrated tannins, precise volume and a fresh passage through the mouth thanks to its lively acidity.

Product Number: 29
Wine Producer: Valtravieso
Vintage: 2018
Region / Appellation: Ribera del Duero
Country: Spain
Wine Colour: Red
Wine Style: Still
RRP Bottle Price (£): 21.00
Is this wine new to the UK?: Yes