Valdaya Ribera del Duero 2019
The Valdaya Ribera del Duero is pure, old bush vine Tempranillo sourced from a selection of plots grown in high-altitude villages. Each plot is hand harvested and vinified separately before the free run wine of each parcel passes into a selection of new barrels according to their potential for ageing (90% French oak, 10% Hungarian oak) where malolactic fermentation and maturation takes place for a further 15 months. The wine displays intense aromas of fruits of the forest, blackberries and currants, giving way to balsamic and violet notes. The elegant, silky smooth palate is full of red fruit flavours, balanced acidity, structure and minerality.