Alma Serena Ribera del Duero Barrica 2022

19.00

Description

Tinta Fina (Tempranillo) grapes are harvested by hand at optimal ripeness, before manual sorting and destemming at the winery. An initial cold maceration is followed by a two week fermentation in stainless steel, followed by a month on the lees with gentle battonage, before going into French oak barrels for six months.

Intense red cherry colour with a violet rim, this shows a wonderful freshness initially, ripe cherry, blackberry and plum aromas, with subtle savoury notes from the oak, roasted coffee, vanilla, pepper and honey. Ripe, fleshy and rich on the palate, the tannins are beautifully integrated, soft and silky with a light astringency, the perfect platform for that medley of hedgerow fruit flavours and savoury spice complexity. It’s well balanced, smooth, long and clean on the finish.

  • Rich, smooth, savoury
  • 750ml
  • 14% Alcohol
  • Cork
  • Drink by 2027
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Producer: Bodegas Peñafiel (Alma Serena)

Alma Serena wines are made on the golden mile in the small town of Peñafiel in the Ribera del Duero. This a boutique producer, with a focus on quality, not quantity. Aside from the Verdejo which comes from neighbouring Rueda, all the vineyards, dotted around Peñafiel, are planted with Tinta Fina, Ribera del Duero's Tempranillo synonym.

The quality focus sees harvesting at night, manual grape selection on tables, cold maceration of the wines prior to fermentation to extract the best colour, fruit components and a fresh balancing acidity throughout the wines, and plenty of quality oak barrels. Even basic roble sees six months in French oak, with the Reserva getting over three years.

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