Bodegas Vizcarra 2019 'Senda del Oro Roble' Ribera del Duero DO

Bodegas Vizcarra 2019 'Senda del Oro Roble' Ribera del Duero DO

Item Number: 15916

UPC: 0-810411011034

Country: Spain
Region: Castilla y Leon
Sub Region: Ribera del Duero
Appellation/AVA: Ribera del Duero DO
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2019
Grape(s): 100% Tempranillo (Tinto Fino)
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Sand, clay, limestone and gravel
Elevation: 2,785 feet

Vineyard Notes: The vineyards are located in the town of Mambrilla. The vines were planted in 1987. Juan Carlos reduces yields by thinning grape clusters from 20 to 8 per vine and by allowing other foliage to flourish around the vines to absorb the potentially excessive water and nutrients from the soil.

Winemaking Notes: The grapes are destemmed and crushed after a selection of the best bunches and berries. Maceration lasts 12-15 days. Fermentation occurs in stainless steel tanks, and malolactic fermentation takes place in barrels. The wine ages for six months in French and American oak barrels that are two years old. Relatively short aging in used barrels allows the wine to oxygenate and become softer and rounder without the added wood tannin and spice of new barrels. This method lets the wine retain its fresh, youthful fruit characters.

Tasting Notes: Senda del Oro Roble is a pure, elegant expression of Ribera del Duero. Derived from gravity-fed winemaking and meticulous attention to detail, Senda del Oro Roble showcases the freshness and minerality that is so often obscured with over-extraction in Ribera.

Pairing Suggestions: Grilled pork and lamb are natural pairs for the generous fruit and acidity of Ribera del Duero, particularly flavored with woody herbs like rosemary and thyme.

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 90 (6/30/2021)

    The soft and creamy 2019 Senda Del Oro has ripe fruit and some herbs and a good balance between fruit and oak. It's medium-bodied, juicy and ripe without excess, with fine tannins and a soft mouthfeel. It matured in barrel for six months.