Selected old vineyards of low production located in Moradillo de Roa. Two small vineyards, more than 80 years old, located more than 940 meters high. Extreme weather. Sandy loam soils with rolled edge on the surface and layers of clay in depth.
End of September and October. Pick up and transfer to Winery in boxes of 15 kilos and baskets.
Fermentation and maceration in a 9,000 kg tank, at a temperature of 28ºC, for 3 weeks. Malolactic fermentation
More than 30 months in New French oak barrels in underground draught at constant temperature throughout the year (around 14ºC).
Visual: violet black, almost opaque.
Nose: intensity and complexity. Black fruit compote, roasted, coffee, cocoa, special and smoked.
Palate: pure power, but with a fine and elegant tannin. It is long and persistent, leaving an unforgettable memory.
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
Gold medal. International Wine & Spirit Competition 2017. Vintage 2012.
Gold medal. Sakura Japan Women’s Wine Awards 2016. Vintage 2010.
Silver medal. International Wine Challenge 2017. Vintage 2012.
92 points. Wine Esthusiast Magazine. Vintage 2012.