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Hacienda Solano Viñas Viejas 2018

Hacienda Solano Viñas Viejas

2018

Viñas Viejas is the flagship of Hacienda Solano, a wine made from vines of more than 60 years of fam...

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£24.76

/ 0.75 L btl

Hacienda Solano Viñas Viejas 2018

Producer

Alcohol content i

14.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2018

Review

Viñas Viejas is the flagship of Hacienda Solano, a wine made from vines of more than 60 years of family ownership. The freshness typical of the strong thermal contrasts and the more than 800 meters of altitude, is felt in every sip of this wine, giving it a remarkable elegance among the reds of the Ribera del Duero. The delicate vines, treated without systemic ones, require a manual harvest in small boxes and a meticulous selection of the grapes that allow only the best fruit to reach the winery.

In order to preserve the unique character of each plot, the vinifications of each small piece of land pass separately. Both the pre-fermentation maceration and the fermentation itself take place at a controlled temperature to preserve all the freshness of the fruit. The fur hat is soaked to prevent rusting and to ensure accurate removal. Once converted into wine, it will continue to be in contact with the skins for a week, prior to its 14-month aging in barrels and 4 months of rest in the tank, prior to bottling, which will guarantee its perfect harmony.

We are dealing with a floral wine, elegant and with a good body. With each new vintage the oak seems better integrated and the fruit somewhat fresher. The set is of a great balance and elegance, with the chalky tannins derived from the limestone floors giving it a stately bearing. The spicy and smoky aromas intermingle with those of wild berries adorning a round and mature palate. It perfectly shows the style of the house, which seeks the typicality of the riverside wine without giving up showing the natural freshness of the old vines planted under the cool climate of La Aguilera. Its minerality and extraordinary structure predict a great future, while its austerity and silky touch speak of balance and refinement.

Food pairing

Roast suckling pig / Oven-baked quails / Iberian pork cheek

Vineyard

  • Vine age:60 years
  • Climate:Continental
  • Yields:Low yields

Production

  • Ageing period:12 months
  • Barrel age:Used
  • Type of wood:French oak

Tasting notes

  • ViewViolet rim / Cherry red
  • Bouquet:Red fruit / Herbaceous notes / Tertiary aromas / Hot spicy notes
  • Mouth:Balanced / Structured / Persistent / Ripe tannins

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:16ºC
  • Decanting:Aeration is recommended

Customer reviews

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by: Shaun (23/01/2019)

Good value

The wine shows plenty of promise, not as smooth as the 2014 but a year in the bottle should bring it closer to the 2014 quality

by: Steve Dickson (25/10/2018)

I loved the finesse and balance of this wine, elegant with a long finish. I would certainly buy this wine again.

by: Last Heller (14/09/2020)

Top Notch!

Hervorragender Weingenuss – gerade im Sommer ist ein frischer und dennoch aromenreicher, strukturierter, sehr eleganter und hochwertiger Rotwein ein besonderes Erlebnis!

by: Massimo Bruni (25/07/2020)

Gran vino

Un estupendo vino que mis huesped apreciaron mucho y merece una puntuación alta

by: Saut1965 (03/07/2020)

Excellent vin toujours au top

C est toujours un grand moment de déguster cette cuvée racée et puissante Assurément un espagnol au top niveau