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Tarsus Reserva 2015

Tarsus Reserva


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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.5%

The wine

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.

What does this wine taste like?

Picota cherry red / Intense
Fruit aromas / Ripe black fruit / Spicy notes / Coffee / Mineral notes / Toasty notes / Smoky notes
Elegant / Profound / deep / Good entry / Slightly sweet / Voluminous / Expressive

Drinking and storing

Serve between 15ºC and 17ºC

Food pairing

Red meats / Game dishes / Semi-cured cheeses

Ratings and awards

201391 PN91 SK
200490 PN
PN: PeñínSK: Suckling

Customer reviews

2 reviews

The winery

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...