This is the new vintage of a Spanish red wine that has rapidly become one of the stars of the new Ribera del Duero. Corimbo I is crafted by Bodegas La Horra, a winery belonging to Bodegas Roda, based in La Rioja.
This Crianza red wine is born in an exceptional terroir. It is made from over 40-year-old Tinta del País grapevines grown at an altitude over 800 metres above sea level in the towns of Roa and La Horra, Burgos.
The meticulous harvest was followed by a pre-fermentation maceration. The following alcoholic fermentation took place in wooden vats. Later, the wine was transferred into wooden barrels to complete malolactic fermentation. This red wine from Ribera del Duero was then aged for 16 months in 80% French and 20% American oak barrels. Then the wine was aged for a further 6 months in oak vats, and finally it was stabilized and clarified with egg whites. Finally, it was aged for some years in the bottle before its release.
Decant Corimbo I 2012 1 hour before drinking. Drink until 2026.
49,800 bottles produced.
The red wine Corimbo I has a dark, high cherry robe with purple tinges and a garnet hue on the rim.
Characteristic and extremely elegant, this varietal Tinta del País (Tempranillo) suggests aromas of ripe black fruit and hints of black currant liqueur which slowly evolve into chocolate, Havanna cigars, oak and spices. The mineral undertones are more conspicuous and livelier than in previous vintages, nuanced by a clear note of undergrowth.
Full-blown, balanced and meaty, this Corimbo I by Bodegas La Horra has some grippy tannins and a taut acidity that promises a long life ahead. The palate is quite complex and stratified, with notes of chocolate and black fruit along with hints of cedar, incense and fine leather. Some background flavours of herbs and dry undergrowth. Great length and earthy, mineral aftertaste.
|Our personal opinion||
Like its younger, more accessible brother Corimbo-another outstanding wine from Ribera del Duero-Corimbo I 12 will improve considerably in the bottle, and it may become one of the jewels of your cellar.
Corimbo I 2011:
Enterwine 93. Parker 92.
Corimbo I 2010:
Enterwine 93. Peñín 94.
Corimbo I 2009:
First Vintage. Peñín 93.
|D.O.||Ribera del Duero|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||40-60 minutes before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French and American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||16|
|Name of Award||No|
|Mono-Varietal||Tinta del País|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Birds, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Mushrooms, Red meat with gravy, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement|
A superb wine. Control, definition and focus, already showing a promising complexity. Very honest and masterly crafted.
A suaaaave wine this is. The soft tannins caress your tongue, and the wine feels very pure and alive.