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Tarsus Reserva 2013

Tarsus Reserva

2013
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SUCKLING
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PEÑÍN

The vineyard estate belonging to Bodegas Tarsus, in the Ribera del Duero denomination, is divided up...

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Details for Tarsus Reserva 2013

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Alcohol content

14.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2013

Review

The vineyard estate belonging to Bodegas Tarsus, in the Ribera del Duero denomination, is divided up into twenty-one parcels which undergo their own individual and specific supervision depending upon the characteristics of the soil, the variety and the orientation of each plot of land. Showing a clear commitment to the indigenous Tinta del País (Tempranillo) variety, grown in the majority (82 ha) of the estate's vineyards, the winery has also set aside a small parcel (4 ha) for the French-born Cabernet Sauvignon with the aim of using it to enhance the ageing of wines for long-term cellaring.

Under the directives of winemaker Teresa Rodríguez, Tarsus Reserva, the winery's flagship, is made using grapes from the three best parcels of the Navamayor plantation (98% Tinta del País and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon), where the winery's oldest vineyards are located. After the grapes have been harvested at their optimal point of ripeness and the must has fermented for some 25-30 days, the wine experiences an ageing period of 16 months in French (80%) and American (20%) barrels, mostly new. Finally, before being released onto the market, the wine will mature and round off in bottle for a further 16 months in the bottling hall.

This results in a wine with a profound nose, which releases complex and intense aromas of ripe black fruit, spices, coffee and marked minerality. On the palate its entry is sweetish and it appears voluminous, robust, dense and meaty. With good acidity and polished and well-integrated tannins, it reveals expressive fruity and mineral notes which lead to a lovely persistent finish. An elegant and profound wine, with its own personality and an abundance of nuances which seem to multiply with each new tasting.

Red meats / Game dishes / Semi-cured cheeses

  • Vine age:25 years
  • Soil:Clay sand
  • Climate:Continental
  • ViewPicota cherry red / Intense
  • Bouquet:Spicy notes / Toasty notes / Mineral notes / Smoky notes / Coffee / Fruit aromas / Ripe black fruit
  • Mouth:Elegant / Expressive / Slightly sweet / Good entry / Voluminous / Profound / deep
  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 15ºC and 17ºC
  • Drinking and storing:Drink now or keep until 2025

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by: Maluena (08/11/2019) - Vintage 2013

Excelente

Ya era conocido por mi este riquísimo Ribera, pero esta reserva mejora con mucho mis expectativas, es una gran elección

by: Fernando (22/02/2019) - Vintage 2013

Vino elegante

Vino elegante con notas ligeramente dulces en paladar. Lo compre para probarlo en familia y tuvo una muy buena aceptación.

Bodegas Tarsus

Bodegas Tarsus

Bodegas Tarsus is a winery in the style of a Bordeaux château located in the heart of the Ribera del Duero, where it produces high concentration wines with profound aromas and great ageing potential. The winery's origins date back to 1987, when Iñigo Moreno de Arteaga acquired the property's 86 hectares of vineyards. It was there, close to a small pine grove in Anguix (Burgos), that the construction of new buildings would take place in 1998, where Tarsus makes wines from its ...