A deliciously crisp, dry white wine with a bright straw colour; minerally, lemony notes rise from the glass at first sniff. It’s medium-bodied, dry with a floral, peachy flavour and a lively citrus finish. A versatile wine for fish and seafood.
Earthy, dusky, dusty black cherry and thorns weave throughout this sinewy Tempranillo from Toro. The wildness of this assuredly rustic red is on full display, from twiney, pressed dark raspberry, earthy plum, blueberry, thorns and leather, strung across assertive, sinewy tannins. Don't attempt without meat or heady bean stew.
100% Tinta de Toro, this substantial wine spent 11 months in French oak barriques. It is still rather closed on the nose, though with enough to reveal dark fruit and spicy intensity. Concentrated dark plum flavour kicks in on the palate with brooding, firm tannic structure. Serve it with robust braised meats, game and aged cheese.
Roasted meats, brooding, rich dark fruits, crushed violets, caramelized root veg fill the savoury palate of this luring red. It's impossible to miss that Michel Rolland is involved (it's right there in the name after all), but if this were poured blind, you could still recognize his handiwork. Rolland has partnered with Javier Galarreta on this Ribera del Duero Tempranillo/Merlot blend. The grapes are 35 years old, grown on skinny soils over limestone bedrock. The ample French oak (10 months spent) is here well-integrated into the dense black fruits, with espresso and sticky pipe tobacco tannins framing lifted by swells of acidity (this is from vineyards at 900m altitude). Sweet baking spices and vanilla linger on the finish. This is drinking well now, but will certainly rest a few years in your cellar.
This wine is so typical of Ribera del Duero: warm, earthy black fruits, leather, crushed florals, broken stones, dark cocoa, baking spice. Though you feel the structure of the wood, it doesn't overwhelm the fruit of this youthful wine. Estate Tempranillo from Pesquera and Sotillo aged 6 months in 50/50 American/French oak. Energy plus structure plus drinkability = winning combination.
Ruby/garnet. Oak is the main aroma along with floral notes and delicate red fruits. Half-bodied with a nice expressive mid-palate, open flavours and well-balanced. Finish is a tad rough due to firm but finely grained tannins. It can age 2 to 3 years.
Dense, thick and meaty, typically Ribera del Duero, this is 25-50 year old bush vine Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) from the clay-limestone soils of Tubilla del Lago, and over 850m altitude. After a week maceration and fermentation in stainless, this spent 6 months in 1 to 2-year-old oak, 90% of which is French and the remainder American. Dark spicy red fruit, black plums, forest berries fill the compact palate, short and muscular and sulky. Tannins are thick and a bit ropey, making this potent wine a great match for lamb or wild boar.