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 2016 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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The Spanish red wine Pruno shows a ruby cherry colour with a garnet rim.
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.
Smooth, full-blown and entrancing, this red wine by Finca Villacreces 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. The wine has delicious tannins and a crisp acidity. Long, complex finish.
|Our personal opinion||
A formidable bargain, Pruno 2017 will improve in the bottle for some years.
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.
|D.O.||Ribera del Duero|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|Name of Award||No|
|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|
After a not-so-satisfying 2015 and 2016, the 2017 vintage is back on top!! Great value.
I think there is nothing out there remotely as good for this price. Come on, less than 10 euros?? You must be joking!
This is a fantastic wine! Thank you for your quick delivery!