2018 Alonso del Yerro Crianza
Alonso del Yerro is prepared from 100% tempranillo. The grapes for the wine come from small plots with limestone soils at 800 m above sea level. After the manual harvest was followed by a rigorous grape selection. Fermentation under controlled temperature was extremely slow (25 to 29 days, depending on the lot). Subsequently, the wine was transferred and aged for 10 to 15 months in French oak barriques, 15% of which were new. Vinedos Alonso Del Yerro Crianza is a powerful, characterful 100% Tempranillo wine. Black fruit, "roasted tones", a touch of spice, minerals, wood, ripe tannins and a nice, long finish. This is still unique because this is a top wine and then still nice and affordable. Wine with a 60+ sec aftertaste. Simply delicious.
Is there a better wedding present, when two wine geeks get married, than a wine estate? Probably not! This is how the Viñedos Alonso del Yerro was created in 2002 after the marriage of Javier Alonso and Maria del Yerro. From the beginning production was done at the highest level.
As an oenological support, they brought in Stephane Derenoncourt, the renowned Bordeaux wine celebrity, who has already led renowned wine estates such as La Mondotte and Château Canon La Gaffelière to the world top. Completely in the expert's mind, work is carried out with great care. The ripeness of the grapes is checked weekly plot by plot, so that the time for harvesting is optimally chosen. In the manual harvest, small boxes of 12 kilograms are used, so that the grapes arrive in the cellar undamaged. Then the juice is extracted from the grapes by gravity. The fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks with a controlled temperature. Malolactic fermentation and further education in new French oak barrels. Concrete also goes without saying. The result are wines, which are among the best and most loved of the DO Ribera del Duero.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Region||Castilla y Leon|
|Appellation||Ribera del Duero|
|Winery||Alonso del Yerro|
|Drinking as of||2022|
|James Suckling rating||91|
|Tasting Profiles||Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Red fruit, Tannines, Full|
|Drink moments||Barbecue, Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard|