D.O. Ribera del Duero / 409
The days go by, one after another, until, finally, the great day arrives! The calendar stops at 409 days, exactly the number for which our wine stays in its oak barrels, resting in the cellar of our Pagos del Rey winery in Olmedillo de Roa, at the heart of Ribera del Duero.
A wine that exemplifies the best of each grape, the best of each barrel, the best of each cooper … the result of all this is a complex, round wine with nuances of red fruit mixed with spicy and elegant smoky notes. Its persistence in the mouth will reveal a wine full of sensations.
Bright ruby red with touches of violet. Aromas of blackberries and blueberries with subtle notes of toast and spices from the oak barrels. On the palate, plenty of soft round tannins, a well-integrated acidity and complex. A very well balanced wine and a persistent and pleasing finish.
A wonderful accompaniment to roast lamb, spinach and meat croquettes, suckling pig and beef chops with pepper.
The grapes from old and young vines macerate separately for three days. The young grapes ferment at very low temperature to extract as much fruit and expressive floral aromas as possible; whilst the grapes from the old vines are fermented at 26-28 ºC to ensure optimal expression. This ensures its characteristic colour and tannins. Finally, the wine ages for 409 days in French oak barrels before bottling.
2022 Sakura Awards: 409 2019
2022 James Suckling: 409 2020
2022 Berliner Wine Trophy: 409 2020
2022 Mundus Vini : 409 2020