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Ribera del Duero Pruno

Finca Villacreces

Ribera del Duero Pruno Bottle
Appellation
Ribera del Duero
Variety
Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon
Age of Vines
35
Farming
Certified organic (CECyL)
Soil
Sandy gravel, clay over sand and gravel
Altitude
710 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, double selection, destemmed, whole berry fermentation in tank with pigeage
Aging
12 months in neutral French oak - 3rd fill Darnajou & Taransaud

Overview

After purchasing Finca Villacreces in 2004, the Anton family began the hard work of reinvigorating their vines while also ending contracts by which they sold a significant portion of their fruit to neighbors. In the process, they began to notice that some of their plots – those adjacent to the Duero on sandier soils – made an elegant and refreshing style of wine in comparison to the more dense and concentrated, classic Ribera del Duero. Thus Pruno was born by combining fruit from these sandier terroirs with fruit from the clay soils further from the river. It represents one of the greatest values in Ribera del Duero coming entirely from estate vineyards centered and an ancient grove of pines, surrounded on two sides by the Duero river and with Vega Sicilia on one remaining border, and a vineyard belonging to Pingus on the other. Nice address!

Ratings & Reviews

92

2018 Ribera del Duero Pruno

Source: JS

91+

2018 Ribera del Duero Pruno

Source: WA

92

2017 Ribera del Duero Pruno

Source: JD

93

2017 Ribera del Duero Pruno

Source: JS

90

2016 Ribera del Duero Pruno

Source: JS

91

2016 Ribera del Duero Pruno

Source: WA

91

2016 Ribera del Duero Pruno

Source: WS

92

2015 Ribera del Duero Pruno

Source: JS

90

2014 Ribera del Duero Pruno

Source: WS

Castilla y Leon, Spain
  • Location
    Castilla y Leon, Spain
  • Appellation
    Ribera del Duero
  • Proprietor
    Familia Anton
  • Winemaker
    Lluís Laso
  • Size / Elevation
    64 hectares / 750 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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