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Customer questions #1 – What does ‘Roble’ mean?

Someone asked this after spying the word on two of our floor-stacked wines, La Mano Bierzo Roble and Valtravieso Ribera del Duero Roble. Roble is a commonly-seen but non-standardised Spanish labelling term indicating that the wine has been aged in barrel for a period that is less than that required locally to gain the starter Crianza …

New arrivals: Bodegas Valtravieso (Ribera del Duero, Spain)

Bodegas Valtravieso enjoys a privileged location at 900 metres above sea level in the heart of Ribera del Duero, surrounded by its vineyards in the fashion of a French chateau. The first vines were planted on the ‘La Revilla’ estate in 1985 but it was a full decade later before the first vintage of Valtravieso …