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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.0%

The wine

Finca Villacreces is the bodega's emblematic wine, one which starts life and grows up surrounded by privileges: a grape selection from the estate's best vines whose vineyards adjoin those of Vega Sicilia; an exceptional natural landscape, set amongst century-old pine trees right on the Ribera del Duero's 'Golden Mile; 14 months of ageing in fine-grained barrels made of French oak; and the expertise at all times of one of this denomination's most competent and diligent wine-producing teams. A real classic in the Ribera del Duero already.

It's also a classic red in style: pleasurable, accessible, for opening up and enjoying, with the guarantee of an eminent brand name and a prestigious group, that of the Antón family, Izadi or Artevino, as they are better known. It's made primarily with Tempranillo grapes, but small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot have been added which further enhance its elegance and enrich the blend overall.

The end result is a wine that's a dark Picota cherry colour and exudes expressive aromas of ripe fruit, fine cocoa, creamy oak, leather notes, orange peel, tobacco, balsamic and subtle menthol wafts. It's flavoursome on the palate, with a delicate earthy undertone, hints of graphite and floral nuances. It's not an opulent red, but it's definitely refined. Noble and rooted in its terroir. Fresh and honest. Still young and spirited, yet mature and elegant. Allow it some time, decant it and you'll see how much pleasure it can give, offering more with every glassful. A sweet, spicy, polished palate, with good structure, not exceptionally complex but decidedly rich without being overstated. Classic, noble and pure Ribera.

Drinking and storing

Serve between 16ºC and 18ºC

Food pairing

Venison stew / Stewed meats with mushrooms / Entrecôte / Roasts

Ratings and awards

201692 PK
201591 PK
201492 PK
201292 PK
200694 PK92 PN
200593 PK
PK: ParkerPN: Peñín

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The winery

Finca Villacreces

Finca Villacreces

Finca Villacreces is one of those wineries that are gifted by nature: located in the renowned Milla de Oro (the Golden Mile) in Ribera del Duero, their vineyards border those of Vega Sicilia and its surroundings (pine woods, olive groves and junipers) not only feature beautiful scenery but add a particular identity to their wines. There is no doubt about the quality of the wines produced by Finca Villacreces and the reputation of the winery is enhanced by that of the other...

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