Red Wine Valduero 6 Años Reserva Premium 2011
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This remarkable Spanish red wine is made from from 40-year-old grapevines planted in a single estate called "Las Lomas", located at an altitude over 800 metres above sea level.
The vines are planted in sandy-limestone soils with very low levels of organic matter. Climate is extremely harsh. In summer, temperatures can reach a peak of 40ºC, while in winter they can go below -15ºC.
Harvest of this reserva red wine was meticulous and exacting. Fermented with indigenous yeasts, the wine was subsequently aged for 36 months in oak barrels of different origins. The process took place in a cave buried 30 metres underground.
After that, Valduero 6 Años Reserva 2011 was aged in the facilities of the Bodega Valduero winery for yet another 36 months prior to its commercial release.
We suggest that you gently decant this red wine from Ribera del Duero 1 hour before drinking to enjoy it in its full glory.
The wine Valduero 6 Años Reserva Premium has a medium-high, garnet-coloured robe with some ruby tinges and some orange-coloured glints.
This varietal Tinta Fina is remarkably deep and complex. Notes of toffee, toast, fine wood and Havanna cigars, combined with aromas of withered leaves, balsam and, on the background, some remembrances of black fruit, raisins, cocoa and dry earth. A purebred Ribera del Duero red wine.
Bold and meaty, showing both a remarkable vigour and a great balance. Velvety textured, this wine of Bodegas Valduero behaves gentlemanly and displays real depth, intrincacy and nuance. The earthy and balsamic remembrances are endelessly evolving and fascinating, almost a moving picture of the terroir. The Reserva Premium red wine shows an excellent integration of tannins, alcohol and acidity. Extremely long and elegant finish, and real potential for improvement.
|Our personal opinion||
The magnificent Valduero 6 Años Premium 2011 is in a different league. The league of truly great wines.
Valduero 6 Años Reserva 2010:
Valduero 6 Años Reserva 2009:
Enterwine 92. Gold Medal - Berliner Wein Trophy.
Valduero 6 Años Reserva Premium 2007:
Gold Medal - Concours Mondial Bruxelles. Enterwine 93.
Valduero 6 Años Reserva Premium 2005:
|D.O.||Ribera del Duero|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||40-60 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in different types of barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||36|
|Pairings||Aged cheeses, Birds, Civet, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|