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| ||Tasted by BenBlu on 3/11/2015 & rated 95 points: Popped and poured at 18 degrees. When I was just about to think my preference had fully tilted to the French this baby comes along. The nose a bit shy but beautiful vanilla, very subtle. On the palate wow, unleashing wonderful velvet vanilla long long amazingly balanced oak. Yes, it is a tad on the sweet side if you are a Bdx lover, but this one makes you look through this. It's really wonderful. So different, as in much better, as this estates's standard crianza which disappointed me slightly a couple of months back. Sold! Try this if you can, it's that good. The last time I had such a good Spanish wine was three years ago (a Vall Llach 2001). (184 views)|
| ||Tasted by Harley1199 on 1/22/2013: Enofusión 2013 (Including Vega Sicilia´s Macan) (IFEMA - Madrid): That fragrant nose I still remember and love so...|
Mineral, fruit cocktail, chocolatey to the end.... Fantastic
Impressed youth on the palate with potential to last many years
Todavía recuerdo y amo tanto esa nariz fragante...
Hasta el final mineral, Macedonia de frutas, achocolatado...fantástico.
Sello de juventud en boca con potencial para descansar muchos años. (1092 views)
Pago de los Capellanes Producer website
Pago de los Capellanes is located 1 kilometre from the village of Pedrosa de Duero, in the heart of the Ribera del Duero region. It is owned by the Rodero-Villa family and they now have over 70 hectares of vineyards.
The Tinto Joven is a blend of Tinto Fino (80%), Cabernet Sauvignon (10%) and Merlot (10%), and is matured in oak casks for 5 months.
The Crianza is a blend of Tinto Fino (85%), and Cabernet Sauvignon (15%) and spends 12 months in a mixture of American and French oak.
The Reserva is made from the same blend as the Crianza but is made from the finest fruit available and is matured in oak for 18 months.
Tempranillo BlendTempranillo is the backbone of wines made in the well-known Spanish regions Rioja and Ribera del Duero, but is also grown as far afield as Mexico and Australia.
As a flavor profile, red fruits like strawberries and cherries can predominate - but with a rustic edge. Many wines made from Tempranillo will spend a few years in barrel and bottle before reaching the consumer. Many Tempranillo-based wines see a few years of oak - add that to a few years of bottle and the wine can give a subtle - and occasionaly not-so-subtle - leathery mouthfeel. The combination of the tart fruit and tannins make this wine very food friendly.
Spain Vinos de España - Wines of Spain (Instituto Español de Comercio Exterior) | Wikipedia
Spain is the third largest wine producing nation in the world, occupying the majority of the Iberian Peninsula with vast diversity in climate, culture, and of course, wine. From inky, dark reds of the [Priorat] to dry, white Finos from Andalusia, Spain can easily boast of elaborating a wide variety of notable styles. Within Spain there are currently 62 demarcated wine regions, of which a handful have gained international recognition: [Rioja], Priorat and [Ribera del Duero]. Yet these regions are only a small sample of the high quality wines Spain produces. Regions such as Cava, Penedes, Somontano, Galicia, Rueda and Jerez are only a few of the numerous regions worthy of exploration throughout Spain. Spain can also lay claim to having the most land under vine in the world, growing up to, by some accounts, 600 indigenous varietals of which Tempranillo is their most well known. Other popular varietals include [Garnacha], Bobal and Monastrell for reds and for whites; the infamous Palomino Fino grape which is used in the production of sherry wine, Pedro Ximenez in Montilla Morilles, Albarino used in the creation of the bright, effervescent wines of Galicia, and Verdejo in Rueda. - Source: - Catavino.net
Spain is not in the forefront of winemaking for its dessert wines, other than for its sweet wines from Sherry country including the highly revered Olorosos and Amontillados. But apart from Sherry Spain has a range of styles of dessert wines, ranging from the those made from the Pedro Ximenez grape primarily in Jerez and Montilla-Moriles) to luscious, red dessert wines made in the Mediterranean from the Garnacha (Grenache) grape. Some good Moscatels are made in Mallorca, Alicante and Navarre. The northwest corner of Spain, Galicia, with its bitter Atlantic climate, is even making dessert wines, called “Tostadillos” in the village of Ribadivia (similar to France’s “Vin de Paille”). The Canary Islands have made interesting dessert wines for centuries (they are mentioned by Shakespeare, for example) and in recent years the quality of winemaking has been improved and the Canary Islands wines are being better marketed now. The winemaking styles for “Vinos Dulces” are also diverse, from “Late Harvest” (Vendimia Tardía) to “Fortified Wines” (Fermentación Parcial). Based on in-spain.info.
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Ribera del Duero El Corazón del Duero - The Heart of Duero (Consejo Regulador de la D.O. Ribera del Duero)