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Ribera del Duero

Hacienda Monasterio

Ribera del Duero Bottle
Appellation
Ribera del Duero
Variety
Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Age of Vines
15-30
Farming
Certified organic (CECyL)
Soil
Clay limestone
Altitude
730 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, strict selection, partially destemmed, whole berry fermentation with natural yeasts in tank, 20 day maceration
Aging
18 months in French oak barrels 25% new

Overview

There is a change in the air at Hacienda Monasterio under winemaker Peter Sisseck who has declared the era of high alcohol over. The chalky soils where the vineyards of Hacienda Monasterio are located have no difficulty making powerful wines but harnessing the terroir to make balanced wines requires a tremendous effort in the vineyard to match the yields to the vintage. Organic farming and a strict selection of fruit in each vintage certainly helps, and in the cellar Peter has started employing increasingly higher proportions of stems, is moving towards a more gentle maceration, and is employing more larger and more seasoned French oak barrels. The cuvée formerly known as Crianza is a blend of primarily Tempranillo with about 10-15% Cabernet Sauvignon and smaller portions of Merlot and Malbec.

Ratings & Reviews

94

2018 Ribera del Duero

Source: WA

94+

2016 Ribera del Duero

Source: WA

95

2015 Ribera del Duero

Source: DE

95

2015 Ribera del Duero

Source: JD

94

2015 Ribera del Duero

Source: WA

94

2014 Ribera del Duero

Source: WA

95

2013 Ribera del Duero

Source: WA

94

2012 Ribera del Duero

Source: WA

93

2011 Ribera del Duero

Source: WS

Castilla y Leon, Spain
  • Location
    Castilla y Leon, Spain
  • Appellation
    Ribera del Duero
  • Proprietor
    Carlos del Rio
  • Winemaker
    Peter Sisseck
  • Size / Elevation
    78 hectares / 700–750 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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