Reds with a few months of barrel ageing, ‘semi-crianzas’ or in this denomination ‘robles’, are always an excellent opportunity for getting to know a winery’s style at a less expensive price. In this case, a little gem: a wine with almost perfect balance, and outstanding due to its luscious character, whilst also demonstrating the achievements of hard work in the vineyard and winery.
What does this wine taste like?
In appearance, it’s a clean, bright, cherry colour. On the nose, it releases an intense aroma that’s floral and of red woodland berries, mingling amongst lactic and vanilla touches, acquired during its time in oak. Its passage through the palate is generous, elegant, persistent and velvety.
|Picota cherry red / Clean / Bright|
|Floral scents / Fruit aromas / Fruits of the forest / Red fruit / Lactic notes / Ageing notes / Vanilla|
|Full / Elegant / Velvety / Persistent|
Drinking and storing
Ratings and awards
|2018||90 PN||91 SK|
Good quality mid-range Ribera
Not cheap or an every day wine, but not one to break the bank either. Benefits from a bit of air prior to serving, then delivers a depth and quality that many much more expensive wines would be envious of.
Very rich, smooth and easy to drink . I will buy it again, it is worth it, quality price !!
Such a nice full bodied red, Fruity and floral without being too acidic. Perfect
Mejor calidad / precio del mercado
Un clásico Ribera con la maduración adecuada a un precio correcto. Tanto para tomar una copa como para comer con él o terminar de postre. Versátil y equilibrado en cualquier situación. Gusta incluso a los menos bebedores de vino, les parece una delicia
Sehr einfacher "Landwein"
Ein etwas sehr einfacher Vertreter der Ribera del Duero. Dem für diese Region sehr günstigen Preis entspricht auch in etwa die Qualität. Etwas Frucht und für mich vor allem störende Säure. Trinkbar, aber mehr nicht.
|Ageing period||9 months|
|Type of wood||French oak|
|Vine age||Between 5 and 20 years|
|Climate||Continental with Atlantic influence|
Carmelo Rodero comes from a family with a long history of winemaking in the heart of Ribera del Duero, where his grandparents were founding members of the Pedrosa wine cooperative back in the mid-twentieth century. Later his family moved on from the cooperative and began selling grapes to Vega Sicilia, until in 1990 Carmelo decided it was time to start out with their own winery. Their first wine came out in 1991, and since then the company has grown and grown, acquiring...