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Spec sheet

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

The wine

Valduero Una Cepa is one of the most emblematic wines produced by the historic Valduero winery located in Gumiel de Mercado. A single-variety Tempranillo (Tinto Fino) created from top-quality grapes grown on low-yield vines over 50 years old. To be precise, their 2600 plants produce 2600 kilograms of fruit. That is, each plant produces one bottle of wine and hence its name; Valduero Una Cepa (one vine).

The bush vines are not irrigated and no chemical fertilizers are used, just sheep manure. Strict pruning is carried out both in winter and in the growing season, and manual harvesting ensures only the best grapes are chosen. This painstaking process means yields are three times as low as with trellis-trained vines cultivated for high production — but the quality of the grapes is sublime. The fruit is usually harvested during the first week of October collected in small 14-kg crates. The grape must is fermented for nine days at controlled temperatures and then macerated with the grape skins for ten more days. The resulting wine is aged in barrels for 18 months and left to stand in the bottle for a further twelve months to achieve a perfect balance between power and elegance.

El Valduero Una Cepa has an intense Picota cherry colour and extraordinarily intense aromas. A complex and balanced wine, it offers a perfect blend of fruit and wood with delightful aromas of toast and vanilla, wild red fruit and leather, spices and lavender. Well-structured in the mouth with a perfect combination of alcohol and acidity, it has a fine elegant finish just as you would expect from a splendid example of great Ribera del Duero red wines.

What does this wine taste like?

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Picota cherry red / Garnet rim / Opaque
Bouquet
Ripe red fruit / Leather / Ageing notes / Toasty notes / Spicy notes / Vanilla / Cocoa / Dark chocolate
Mouth
Structured / Balanced / Good acidity / Creamy / Long / Ripe tannins

Drinking and storing

Serve between 16ºC and 18ºC

Food pairing

Red meats / Oily fish / Cured cheeses / Cooked sausages

Ratings and awards

201892 DC
200992 PK92 PN
PK: ParkerPN: PeñínDC: Decanter

Customer reviews

5.0/5
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Winemaking

Ageing period18 months
Type of woodFrench and American oak

Vineyards

Vine age50 years
ClimateContinental
YieldsVery low yields

The winery

Bodegas Valduero

Bodegas Valduero

Created by Gregorio García Álvarez in 1984, Valduero is a family-run winery in the small village of Gumiel del Mercado (Burgos) and was one of the first wineries to be founded in the D.O. Ribera del Duero appellation. Gregorio García and his two daughters, Yolanda and Carolina, have developed a robust project based on three key factors: their own low-yield vineyards producing top quality grapes, a unique winery, and paying special attention to customers' preferences and to the...

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