Hailing from the striking Ribera del Duero denominación de origen of north-central Spain, this stunning Tempranillo was barrel-fermented in French oak before being aged in various-sized new and used oak barrels. On the palate, intense flavors of cherry and plum are complemented by savory nuances of cacao and dark chocolate. Feel free to age this delicious gem a little longer — although it’s a delight to drink right now.
Loess: "Driven by our passion for fine wines and applying our more than eighteen years of wine-making experience, in 2001 we embarked on a new adventure we called Loess, in which quality will always be the centre-piece." Loess' vineyards were planted in Roa in 1998 and are of the popular Spanish varietal, Tempranillo. The vines are thinned carefully and thoroughly each year to create a calm and gradual growth of the grapes. The grapes are then combined and adjusted in precisely the right proportion to afford the wine all the quality expected from a Loess.
Ribera del Duero: Underscoring the purest expression of Spain’s most well-known wine grape Tempranillo, Ribera del Duero is home to some big, bold and textured expressions, but with plenty of rich, old-world sensibility. Riberas are crafted to age, developing complexity over time, yet balancing acidity and generous fruit. They’re unequivocally food-friendly wines to drink young. Designation of Origin (D.O.) Ribera del Duero is located in Castilla y León, roughly 2 hours north of Madrid. The vineyards of Ribera del Duero stretch intermittently for over 70 miles along the River Duero. These sprawling lands feature a mix of different soils, exposures and elevations – some as high as a half-mile above sea level. The semi-arid terrain, ample amounts of sunlight and extreme temperature swings from day to night — sometimes a 50-plus degree difference — create optimal ripening conditions for the Tempranillo grapes that define Ribera del Duero wines distinctive character.