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Finca Villacreces ‘Pruno’, Ribera del Duero

Spain | 2017
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(2 customer reviews)

£16.95 a bottle

The Finca Villacreces ‘Pruno’, Ribera del Duero is deep, black cherry in colour. Aromas of red fruit with oaky toffee hints from the ageing in French barrels give way to a sweet and fruit-driven wine on the palate. With elements of ripe fruits and liquorice, this wine has a pleasant and soft finish.

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Origin

Grapes for Pruno are only taken from Finca Villacreces’ own vineyards, from slightly younger vines. Until recently, the estate sold this production to some of the high profile wineries in the region. Now that the vines have reached between 10 and 15 years of age, the Izadi family has begun to handpick and vinify the grapes themselves. The vineyards have a mixture of soils: sandy, gravel, shingle and quartz. The vineyards are planted with about 90% Tempranillo (mostly on the sandy vineyards, which give an attractive fleshiness to the wines) and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon (mostly on the quartz and shingle, giving more mineral complexity).

Producer

The stunning Finca Villacreces estate is located in Quintanilla de Onesimo on the ‘golden mile’, in the heart of Ribera del Duero DO. The 155 hectare property is bordered by the River Duero to the north and by the vineyards of Vega Sicilia to the west. It was purchased by Lalo Antón of Izadi in 2003 to add further scope to their wine portfolio. The vineyards are now farmed organically, with canopy management and natural treatments used instead of artificial chemicals. As expected, Tempranillo is the mainstay of the vineyards, with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon also planted.

Grape Variety

90% Tempranillo , 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

Organic practises are used as much as possible and the close proximity of the river helps protect against frost. Work is currently being undertaken in the vineyards to raise the height of the canopy to obtain riper, healthier grapes.

Food Match

Works well with beef, lamb and game.

Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Additional information

Vintage

2017

Grape Variety

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Country of Origin

Other

Vegetarian, Vegan

Region

Ribera del Duero

Style

Full Bodied & Rich Reds

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Food Pairing

Beef, Red Meats, Roast Lamb

2 reviews for Finca Villacreces ‘Pruno’, Ribera del Duero

  1. Will

    I’ve always subconsciously ignored the western country of the Iberian peninsula favouring Spanish wines… however this Portuguese beauty is superb. It made both my wife and I reach for the bottle to try and photographically memorise the label immediately after the first sip…

  2. ryanbrady1981

    This was the best wine in the box for me, opens up even more after decanting. Rich, fruity and a smooth rounded finish. Top marks

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