Red Wine Balbás Ritus 940 2019

Reserva red wine from Ribera del Duero. Blend of Tempranillo and Merlot aged for 18 months in French oak barrels.

Reserva. 18 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 15º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Merlot, Tempranillo,
Wineries: Balbás
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

The wine Balbas Ritus 940 is a high-altitude Spanish red wine that reaches new heights with each released vintage.

Produced by Bodegas Balbás, this red wine from Ribera del Duero is a blend of 75% Tempranillo and 25% Merlot, sourced from a single vineyard with poor sandy soils, Finca La Malata, perched at 940 metres above sea level. Those factors, together with the great temperature differences between daytime and nighttime, allow the grapes to develop an amazing concentration of aroma and flavour and exceptional levels of natural acidity.

The hand-picked grapes were fermented with native yeasts in small tanks and macerated for about 20 days. After that, the red wine Balbas Ritus 940 2019 was transferred into French oak barrels and aged for 18 months.

Then this Reserva red wine was bottled and aged for 12 months before being released onto the market.

Decant 1 hour before drinking.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine Balbas Ritus 940 is medium purple with some deep ruby reflections.


This blend of Tempranillo and Merlot is gently mineral and endearingly spicy, with a solid core of sour forest fruit and red berries wrapped in vanilla, toast and cocoa, underpinned by a floral and vegetal note.


Expressive and well-defined, this wine of Bodegas Balbás winery has some plush tannins, a steely acidity that carries its weight effortlessly and an intricate texture. It has a very long and expansive finish, with some balsamic, earthy and spicy notes.

Our personal opinion

The red wine Balbas Ritus 940 2019 combines the trademark Ribera intensity with a wonderful purity of expression.

Year 2019
Type Red
D.O. Ribera del Duero
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 40-60 minutes before serving
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 18
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Percentage of variety Tempranillo 75%, Merlot 25%.
Pairings Civet, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Rosted piglet, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
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