Full-bodied, strong but pleasant tannins, clearly noticeable acidity and a long finish.
A successful wine, fruity, full-bodied, complex with harmoniously embedded acidity and a long-lasting finish.
Strong dishes such as game, braised and grilled meats, mature cheeses, without being in the background.
D.O. Ribera del Duero
Sparse slate soils
Approx. 320m above sea level
Continental, with extremely cold winters and hot summers.
In oak barrels, stainless steel and concrete tanks
In old and new (60%) French oak barrels for 16 months.
Luis Gutierréz the critic Robert Parkers wrote in 2020:
"The 2017 Vinyes Velles was made from 74% Cariñena and 26% Garnacha from hillside vineyards over 70 years old on Llicorella slate soils within the boundaries of the village of Porrera. All the wines are made in a similar way - fermentation after a short cold soak, with pumping over and racking and macerating until the taste says enough is enough. This wine matured for 16 months in 225 litre French barriques. In a warmer year, the high Cariñena content worked wonders; it has herbal and floral aromas and a rustic side, but is predominantly elegant. It has a wonderful texture and very fine tannins; you don't feel any heat at all and it has an amazing balance and a very tasty finish. The oak is perfectly integrated. These wines have a very low pH, as the slate soils do not contain potassium, and the wines retain a good freshness. 23,290 bottles and 501 magnums were produced. It was bottled in June 2019."
Known for its laid-back, Mediterranean lifestyle, the Iberian Peninsula has plenty to offer. In addition to exclusive wines, you will also find sparkling cavas, selected sherries, dessert wines and the highest quality olive oils in our range, as well as selected balsamic vinegars with which we would like to bring a piece of Spain to your home.