Red Wine Avante 2011
Red Tinta Fina wine from Ribera del Duero aged for 22 months.
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Made solely from Tinta Fina, Avante 2011 is a single estate wine coming from a vineyard called "La Nava" that was planted in 1960.
Composed mainly of limestone soils and located at an altitude of 800 metres above sea level, the vines grown in "La Nava" have to endure a harsh continental climate, with abundant freezes and snowfalls.
Crafted in Ribera del Duero by the Bodegas Ordóñez winery, the wine was produced following traditional methods. Meticulously harvested and selected, alcoholic fermentation of the grapes took place in stainless steel tanks. Transferred into French and American oak barrels, the wine underwent malolactic fermentation and was aged for 22 months in the barrels.
Prior to its bottling, the wine was not filtered in order to preserve its particular character.
We recommend that you aerate the wine 20 minutes before you drink it.
This wine from Ribera del Duero has a dark, bright cherry colour with a garnet rim.
Avante 2011 shows intense notes of plums, a dash of spices, some creamy, wooden notes and a resonating, deep mineral background.
Palate-coating notes of jammy black fruit, notions of moka, cinnamon and vanilla and a touch of pepper. Good, tense acidity, delectable tannins and pleasant finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Avante 2011. Just take a walk on the gentle side of Ribera del Duero.
Avante 2010: First vintage. Parker 92, Tanzer 91.
|D.O.||Ribera del Duero|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||20 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French and American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||22|
|Other guides||Josh Raynolds, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: 91 puntos.|
|Pairings||Birds, Civet, Cured cheeses, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews|
|Taste||Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement|