Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Old vineyards of low production, among which stands out a vineyard of more than 60 years located in Moradillo de Roa. Cabernet Sauvignon comes from a younger vineyard, planted 20 years ago in the Fuentemolinos area. Sandy loam soils with rolled edge on the surface and layers of clay in depth.
Last week of September and first week of October. Pick up and transfer to warehouse in small trailers and boxes of 15 kilos.
Fermentation and smooth maceration in 15.000 kg at 18ºC tanks for 4 weeks. Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tank.
16 months in New French oak barrels.
Visual: cherry red with purple notes.
Nose: great aromatic intensity, where you can see a great complexity with forest fruits, balsamic contributed by Cabernet Sauvignon, spices and chocolate.
Mouth: powerful, structured and mature, but fresh and very long and persistent.
When, in 2004, we began to explore in search of the wine regions with the most potential in Spain, we discovered the Corcos wasteland, a difficult but privileged area for viticulture, at more than 900 meters of altitude in the heart of the Ribera del Duero. There, we take on the challenge of creating honest wines with the land from which they come, looking for the essence of high-rise vineyards full of freshness and elegance.
In Bodegas Bardos we produce wines by hand, trying to reflect the landscape and the Castilian climate, a place where only the bravest dare to work the Earth in the most extreme conditions, where the cold shrinks the bones, the wind cuts the flesh and the sun burns the skin. A place only suitable for authentic “bards” of wine, our winemakers.
D. O. Ribera del Duero
96 points Tim Atkin MW. Ribera del Duero Report 2018. Vintage 2013.
Silver medal. International Wine & Spirit Competition 2017. Vintage 2012.
Silver medal. International Wine Challenge 2017. Vintage 2012.
Silver medal. Mundus Vini 2017. Vintage 2012.
90 points. Wine Esthusiast Magazine. Vintage 2012.