Red Wine Rolland Galarreta Ribera del Duero 2016
Red wine from Ribera del Duero made from Tempranillo & Merlot aged for 10 months in French oak barrels.
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The hugely interesting Rolland Galarreta Ribera del Duero is the joint effort of Michel Rolland, arguably the world's most influential winemaker, and Javier Galarreta.
Carefully harvested and selected, this by Rolland Galarreta were vinified in the facilities of Bodegas Valtravieso.
First, they were destemmed amd cold-soaked. Fermented and macerated with frequent pump-overs and punch-downs, Rolland Galarreta Ribera del Duero 2016 was then transferred into French oak barrels, where it completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for a period of 10 months.
Not filtered before its bottling, this red wine from Ribera del Duero spent a further 4 months in the cellar prior to its release.
Aerate 30 minutes before drinking.
Drink now through 2025.
The wine Rolland Galarreta Ribera del Duero has a bright, medium-high, crimson-coloured robe with a garnet rim.
This blend of Tempranillo & Merlot carries some intense notes of spices, ripe cherries and a delicate lavender remembrance. Some hints of leather, toast, tobacco and exotic spices over a dimly earthy background.
Bold and powerful, but with a silk glove. This wine by Michel Rolland from Ribera del Duero combines suggestions of wild berries, a touch of liquor-soaked fruit, sweet spices and some floral and smokey overtones. Velvety tannins, crisp acidity and a long, persistent finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Balanced and substantial, Rolland Galarreta 2016 is a great Ribera ennoblened by a touch of French elegance.
Rolland Galarreta Ribera del Duero 2015:
Rolland Galarreta Ribera del Duero 2014:
Rolland Galarreta Ribera del Duero 2013:
Not released. It did not match the required quality standards.
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Rolland Galarreta Ribera del Duero 2011:
Roland Galarreta Ribera del Duero 2010:
Tanzer 91. Peñín 91. Commended-Decanter Wine Awards 2015. Gold Medal-Berliner Wein Trophy 2015.
|D.O.||Ribera del Duero|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||10|
|Percentage of variety||Tempranillo 85%, Merlot 15%.|
|Pairings||Birds, Bull meat, Chocolate, Cooked foods, Game animals, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Paté, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Sheep´s cheese, Stew, Stews, Stuffed Chicken|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|