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Valderiz Ribera del Duero "Valderiz" 2015 (Castilla y Leon, Spain) - [WS 94, #26 top 100 of 2018] [JS 94] [RP 91]
Valderiz Ribera del Duero "Valderiz" 2015 (Castilla y Leon, Spain) - [WS 94] [JS 94] [RP 91]


 
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Winery: Valderiz
Varietal: 100% Tempranillo
Region: Ribera del Duero, Castilla Leon, Spain
Vintage: 2015
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: VALDERIZ15-W

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Notes from the Winemaker:
The grapes are sourced from vineyards planted by Tomás Esteban and are more than 25 years old, yielding a production of 4,000 kg per hectare. They are totally free of any artificial fertilizers or systematic chemical treatments.

The harvest is in the last week of September and the first week in October.

The fermentation process is very gentle without intensive extraction, in stainless steel tanks with a capacity of 20,000 kg. During production no enzymes or yeasts are used that do not come naturally from the grapes themselves.

VARIETY: 100% tinta del país (Tempranillo)
MALOLACTATION: 50% tank, 50% barrel
ALCOHOL STRENGTH: 14.91%
TOTAL ACIDITY: 4,81
AGEING: 24 months
TYPE OF WOOD: 80% French oak, 20% American oak, in 60% new and 40% one year old barrels.

Ratings & Reviews

94 Points & #26 Top 100 of 2018 - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Rich and focused, this red delivers ripe fruit flavors of currant and blackberry that mingle with espresso, mineral and licorice notes. The firm tannins are well-integrated and crisp acidity keeps this focused. Concentrated and harmonious. Drink now through 2030. 2,500 cases made." – TM (Sep 30, 2018)

94 Points - James Suckling:
"Impressive aromas of dark spice and pepper with graphite and ripe dark berries. This has a very plush and succulent palate with rich dark plums, dark chocolate and berries. Fresh, concentrated and powerful Ribera. Drink or hold." - (August 2, 2018)

91 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The eponymous red 2015 Valderiz has notes of flowers, berries and spices, with contained ripeness and a juicy, full mouthfeel. There are abundant tannins that might require some more time in bottle and/or powerful food. 42,000 bottles." - Luis Gutiérrez (31st Aug 2018)


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