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Red Wine Francisco Barona 2019

Crianza red wine from Ribera del Duero. Blend of old-vines Tinto Fino (Tempranillo), Grenache, Albillo and other varieties aged for 16 months in new oak barrels.

Crianza. 16 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Wineries: Francisco Barona

Availability: In stock

€35.50
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Produced by Francisco Barona, a prestigious winemaker from DO Ribera del Duero, Francisco Barona is a quite remarkable Spanish red wine. 

It is mostly made from very old-vines Tinto Fino (Tempranillo), sourced from Grand Cru level vineyards up to 110 years old, complemented with Grenache, the native white variety Albillo and other varieties indigenous to the region.

Harvested in late September and at the beginning of October, the grapes were vinified with the utmost care using minimal intervention techniques. Alcoholic fermentation of this red wine from Ribera del Duero occurred spontaneously in diposits, and it was followed by a spontaneous malolactic fermentation, this time in new French oak barrels.

After that, the red wine Francisco Barona 2019 was aged for 16 months in the barrels. It was bottled unfined and unfiltered in March 2021.

This premium Crianza red wine should evolve nicely in the bottle.

Decant 1 hour before drinking.

31,941 bottles produced.

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Appearance

The red wine Francisco Barona is deep ruby with a violet edge.

Nose

Wow! This blend of very old-vines Tinto Fino with Grenache and Albillo really delivers. Forest berries, dark cocoa, lilies and liquorice, with a smatter of cinnamon, pepper and clove and some earthy and tobacco remembrances.

Palate

Textured, smooth and rather deep, with some peppery and smokey notes, a deep terroir imprint and some chiseled, fine grained tannins. This wine from Francisco Barona carries layers of flavour, with a sensational acidity and an impressive mineral core. Final is long and complex, with the unmistakable balsamic and earthy character of the best Riberas.

Our personal opinion

Masterly crafted, Francisco Barona 2019 is all about nuance and finesse. An unmissable Ribera.

Year 2019
Type Red
D.O. Ribera del Duero
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18 grados
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? Yes
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 16
Percentage of variety Tinto Fino, Garnacha Tinta, Albillo, Otras Variedades.
Pairings Birds, Civet, Cured cheeses, Duck, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Red meat with gravy, Risotto, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, To bring to an engagement
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So happy I found this wine!! A fabulous Ribera of gobsmacking elegance and aging potential.
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