D.O. Ribera del Duero / Condado de Oriza
Condado de Oriza Gran Reserva
Only the very best Tempranillo grapes are selected to create this wine, whose grapes are selected from 40-year-old vines that produce no more that 4 to 5 small scattered clusters.
Best serve between 17 and 18 oC. Open the bottle or decant for half an hour before serving.
In the last 30 years, the Denominación de Origen Ribera del Duero has emerged to challenge the crown of Spain’s greatest wine region; Rioja. Located in Spain’s northern plateau, this region covers four Castile and León provinces – Burgos, Segovia, Soria and Valladolid. But, despite what its name may suggest, Ribera del Duero does not cover all of the villages along the River Duero. Ribera del Duero was granted its Denominación de Origen status in 1982 and today it has over 250 wineries and over 22,000 ha of vineyards. Most of Ribera del Duero’s production is red wine and only a moderate amount of rosé is produced. No white wines are permitted under the D.O. yet, but they will be soon. The region is characterised by its largely flat, rocky terrain.
Intense cherry red with an orange rim. A powerful and elegant nose with cherry and plum aromas, sandalwood, vanilla and a hint of pepper. On the palate, lots of ripe berry fruits, balanced tannins, subtle spice notes and a lovely long finish.
A perfect companion to venison, rabbit and lamb stews (well-seasoned with green pepper).
The grapes are carefully selected to macerate before fermentation for ten days. Fermentation at a controlled temperature (26-28 ºC) guarantees that the varietal expressions are obtained. The wine is then aged for 24 months in American and French oak barrels before bottling. The wine completes its ageing process in the bottle, where it remains for 36 months.
2022 Gilbert & Gaillard: Condado de Oriza Gran Reserva 2014
2022 James Suckling: Condado de Oriza Gran Reserva 2013
2022 Berliner Wine Trophy: Condado de Oriza Gran Reserva 2014