Alonso del Yerro Tempranillo 2013
Not Vintage Specific
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.
VARIETY: 100% TEMPRANILLO (RED WINE)
LOCATION: RIBERA DEL DUERO (SPAIN)
ALCOHOLIC STRENGTH: : 14.5 degrees
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.
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