Red Wine Finca Villacreces Pruno 2018

Red wine from Ribera del Duero made ​​from Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.
Crianza. 12 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo,
Wineries: Finca Villacreces
P 91/91+ 91 91

Availability: In stock

€10.30
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Produced by Finca Villacreces, the well-known Pruno is made mostly from Tempranillo, nuanced by a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon.

The grapes of this Spanish red wine come from an estate located in the town of Quintanilla de Onésimo, at the heart of the Ribera del Duero DO. Trellis-trained, the grapevines grow in sandy loam soils at an altitude of 710 m. above sea level.

The grapes were picked by hand during the 2nd and 3rd week of October, and went through two selection processes. Destemmed but not crushed, they were subsequently put into stainless steel tanks to complete alcoholic and malolactic fermentation. Then Pruno 2018 was transferred into 2nd and 3rd French oak barrels (Darnajou and Taransaud), were it was aged for 12 months. Finally, it was clarified with egg whites and bottled.

A remarkable value, it is worth remembering that Robert Parker has consistently praised its quality over the years, writing glowing reviews of several vintages, and repeatedly placing this red wine from Ribera del Duero among the absolute best Spanish wines under 20$.

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Appearance

The Spanish red wine Pruno shows a ruby cherry colour with a garnet rim.

Nose

Classy notes of ripe black fruit, toffee, dry earth, balsam, fine leather and liquorice. Pruno, a blend of Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon from Ribera del Duero, also suggests some toasted nuances and subtle mineral undertones.

Palate

Smooth, full-blown and entrancing, this Crianza red wine produced by the Finca Villacreces winery is full of wild berries, with a touch of Havanna cigars, roasted coffee and Eastern spices, as well as some hints of cedar and some mineral and earthy nuances. This red wine from Ribera del Duero has some delicious tannins and a crisp acidity. Long, complex finish.

Our personal opinion

A formidable value, Pruno 2018 will improve in the bottle for some years.

OTHER VINTAGES

Finca Villacreces Pruno 2017:

Enterwine 91. Peñín 90.

Finca Villacreces Pruno 2016:

Enterwine 91. Parker 91. Peñín 91.

Finca Villacreces Pruno 2015:

Enterwine 92. Parker 90. Peñín 90.

Finca Villacreces Pruno 2013:

Parker 93. Best Spanish Value- R. Parker.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Ribera del Duero
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17º
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Parker's Score 91/91+
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
Percentage of variety Tempranillo 90%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%.
Pairings Birds, Cooked foods, Cured duck breast, Grilled red meats, Paté, Red meat with gravy, Risotto, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Rosted piglet, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Steak Tartare, Vegetables
Taste Light, easy to drink, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Appetizer, Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
Reviews
3 Reviews
pruno again
Value
After a not-so-satisfying 2015 and 2016, the 2017 vintage is back on top!! Great value.
Review by (Posted on 21 February 2019)
get it!!
Value
I think there is nothing out there remotely as good for this price. Come on, less than 10 euros?? You must be joking!
Review by (Posted on 12 June 2018)
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Value
This is a fantastic wine! Thank you for your quick delivery!
Review by (Posted on 8 March 2016)
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