Roble de Convento
This is Convento’s ‘young wine’, but it is no flimsy waif. On the contrary this is a solid, robust yet silky wine made from Tempranillo vines of 25 – 45 years of age. Grown at around 900 metres above sea level on sand, gravel, red clay and stony limestone, the wine offers a degree of complexity and structure that belies its price and presents a superb entry point to the excellent wines of Ribera del Duero. Aged for around 6 months in 500 litre Bordeaux barrels made from a combination of 50% French and 50% American oak, with this the winery’s aim to put fruit and terroir first has been accomplished. Vibrant purple in the glass, fantastic purity of fruit on the nose; plums and spice, juicy and finely balanced on the palate.