2018 Finca Villacreces BIO

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Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Castilla y Leon
Appellation Ribera del Duero
Winery Finca Villacreces
Year 2018
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Tempranillo
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2022 - 2031
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The 2018 Finca Villacreces is the first vintage where the wine is produced entirely with organically grown grapes and is therefore certified organic. Finca Villacreces is located on the best piece of land along the Douro River in Spain. Three wine estates are located on this "golden mile", including Vega Sicilia and Finca Villacreces. A unique terroir and all possibilities to make beautiful wines. This is 'new style' Ribera: powerful, firm yet juicy tannins and vinified according to modern techniques with respect for the grape and the region. The Finca Villacreces is very aromatic and attractive on the nose. The 2018 vintage is a year of great quality. This vintage is a blend of 87% Tempranillo, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Merlot which has been aged for 15 months in French oak barrels (50% new and 50% 2nd year). It smells of violets and exotic spices with a hint of graphite and tar. The taste is full bodied. It is a beautiful vintage in which everything is in proportion with a lot of fruit, tannins and enough acidity and a beautiful finish.

Finca Villacreces 2018. James Suckling 93/100 points & Parker 92+/100
Finca Villacreces 2017. James Suckling. 93/100 points.
Finca Villacreces 2017. Guía Penín. 92/100 points.
Finca Villacreces 2017. The Wine Advocate Robert Parker.: 93/100 points.

Vineyard for 2018 Finca Villacreces BIO

The Finca Villacreces is an old abbey located on the “Golden Mile” along the river Duero in the designation of origin Ribera del Duero in Spain.

THE TERROIR: The total area of the estate is 115 hectares, of which 60 hectares are vineyards. This 60 hectare is spread over 15 different plots, all of which contribute to the quality of the wines in this impressive domain. The sandy soil and the high location of the vineyards do not make it easier to ripen the planted grapes tinta del païs (tempranillo), merlot and cabernet sauvignon. The more than 100 years old pine trees do contribute to a microclimate in which the grapes feel good and the harvests are of an exceptionally high level in recent years.

FROM STICK TO HARVEST: Due to the high location, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon in particular have a very hard time ripening. In recent years, a lot has been invested in the vineyards: drip irrigation, the sticks are tied up higher to get more leaf and so better photosynthesis and the young plantings of the newest vineyards are already producing unprecedented quality fruit.

FROM HARVEST TO WINE: Only at optimal maturity are grapes harvested here, resulting in beautifully concentrated wines with a fine acidity. All Finca Villacreces wines undergo malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels. Depending on the wine, the aging is determined on casks. Of course, the harvest year also influences this and there is a deviation from the standard. Pruno is aged for 12 months, Reserva for 16 months and Nebro for 18 months. After bottling, the bottles remain in the cellar for a long time before being put on the market. This is shorter for the Pruno than for the other wines.

More Information
Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Castilla y Leon
Appellation Ribera del Duero
Winery Finca Villacreces
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tempranillo
Biological certified Yes
Vegan No
Year 2018
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2031
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 93
James Suckling rating 93
Tasting Profiles Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Red fruit, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard
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