Red Wine Finca Villacreces 2017

Crianza red wine from Ribera del Duero. Blend of Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot aged for 14 months in French oak barrels.
Crianza. 14 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tempranillo,
Wineries: Finca Villacreces
P 93 ñ 92 92 92

Availability: In stock

€21.30
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This is the new vintage of the Spanish red wine that bears the name of the prestigious Finca Villacreces winery. The company is located in the "Golden Mile" of the Ribera del Duero region, not far from names as legendary as Dominio de Pingus and Vega Sicilia.

Made from Tempranillo (86%), Cabernet Sauvignon (10%) and Merlot (4%), coming from low-yielding, organically farmed vineyards located over 700 metres of altitude, Finca Villacreces has a degree of finesse very much of its own.

Selected twice, the first time on site and the second time in the cellar, alcoholic fermentation and maceration of this red wine from Ribera del Duero took place in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature. Malolactic fermentation was carried out in new French oak barrels, where the wine was then aged for over a period of 14 months.

Prior to bottling, Finca Villacreces 2017 was clarified with egg whites and gently filtered. Before its commercial release, the wine was aged for a further 6 months in the cellar.

In order to appreciate its complexity, we strongly suggest that you decant this Crianza red wine 1 hour before you drink it.

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Appearance

The red wine Finca Villacreces is bright cherry with a reddish rim.

Nose

Classic and elegant aromas of toast and spices that, as this blend of Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot opens, evolve into hypnotic notions of black fruit (notably blueberries and plums), Tahitian vanilla, Ghana cocoa, Havana cigars, fresh liquorice, balsam, underbrush and wet leaves.

Palate

Crafted with precision, this wine from bodega Finca Villacreces has an smooth, vibrant texture, some yummy tannins and a steely acidity. Long finish with some smoky remembrances and a note of graphite and wet stone.

Our personal opinion

A serious and classy wine, Finca Villacreces 2017 embodies the most elegant side of Ribera del Duero.

OTHER VINTAGES

Finca Villacreces 2016:

Enterwine 93. Parker 92. Guía Peñín 93. J. Suckling 93.

Finca Villacreces 2012:

Enterwine 92. Parker 92. James Suckling 94.

Finca Villacreces 2011:

Parker 92. Peñín 92.

Finca Villacreces 2010:

Parker 92.

Year 2017
Type Red
D.O. Ribera del Duero
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 14
Parker's Score 93
Peñin Score 92
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 92
Other guides J. Suckling 93. Bronze Medal Decanter WWA 2021
Percentage of variety Tempranillo 86%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%, Merlot 4%.
Pairings Birds, Cooked foods, Cow´s cheese, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Red meat with gravy, Roasted chicken, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews, White meat with gravy
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
Reviews
3 Reviews
excellent ribera
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Trademark Ribera elegance. I've enjoyed it immensely.
Review by (Posted on 20 March 2019)
good wine
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This is a very elegant wine. Quite impressive, in fact.
Review by (Posted on 12 June 2018)
villacreces
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This is a classy wine. It does not try to convince or seduce you. It speaks in a rather serious tone that, after a while, ends up being very convincing.
Review by (Posted on 30 January 2018)
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