Alonso del Yerro Tempranillo 2013

Each : $24.95
Case: $299.40 
Alonso del Yerro Tempranillo 2013

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WA: 93
Item Number: 29655
Wine Advocate 93
"The 2013 Crianza was produced with Tempranillo grapes from their organically-farmed vineyards in the village of Roa in Ribera del Duero. It fermented in stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts and matured in oak vats and barriques between nine and 15 months depending on the lot. It has bright red fruit and floral aromas, with an herbal twist, in a Rhône way. It has fine tannins and a polished texture, quite round, approachable and pleasant. The only thing I was expecting was a tad more freshness. But this is a great 2013 and always a sure value." - Luis Gutiérrez

A cool and rainy spring resulted in a flowering date later than usual and set the stone of a cold character vintage. However, the low yields and a thoroughly care of the vineyard allowed us to pick the grapes at the precise ripening period. A delicate year in which more than ever, the good terroirs have the last word.

Intermittent picking due to unsettled weather and a higher botrytis pressure than usual. The accuracy and agility in taking decisions where crucial and clearly made the difference.

Technical data
ALCOHOLIC STRENGTH: : 14.5 degrees

The Terroir
The diversity of soils, placed over 800m of altitude and all of them very chalky from the red clay typical of Ribera to the gravel sands, results in the complexity and style of the Alonso del Yerro.

Extremely slow and gentle to extract the best tannins our 2013 Tempranillo can provide. Pigeages, long macerations (21 to 26 days long) and 12 months ageing in French oak on average (15% new) draw a huge personality Alonso del Yerro.
Other Vintages: 2013  2012  2011  2010  2009 

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Information about Alonso del Yerro Tempranillo 2013

Bottles per case: 12

Type: Spanish Red

Winery: Viñedos Alonso del Yerro

Region: Spain >  Ribera del Duero

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