Valtravieso Finca Santa María2020
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£12.35/ 0.75 L btl
For a small outlay, Valtravieso Finca Santa María gives us the opportunity to enjoy a Ribera of quality, a direct and very drinkable one. The winery’s objective isn’t concentration nor making ageing aromas more powerful, in fact it’s the exact opposite: they’re looking for the balance, finesse, and freshness of fruit emanating from high altitude vines harvested early. Pour yourself a glass and see.
What does this wine taste like?
It displays a wonderful ruby-red colour in the glass with violet glints. Aromas of red fruits of the forest and floral notes of violets delight the nose, followed by a pleasant mouthfeel and a splendid texture and body accompanied by well-integrated tannins. Finca Santa María is a flavoursome wine with spicy retronasal aromas of ripe fruit blending in with soothing herbal tones and a fine toasted hint of wood.
|Ruby red / Purplish glints|
|Black fruits / Ripe grape / Liquorice / Vanilla / Spices / Cinnamon|
|Silky / Sweet tannins / Rounded|
Drinking and storing
Fresh, young and fruity, Finca Santa María is an ideal wine for enjoying a drink in good company or to have as an aperitif. Bursting with red fruit, it is an extremely versatile wine.
Daytime conversation / Tapas / Red meats
My "Go To" Wine
Like everyone we all find that the wines we buy at home are not always the same as sitting in Spain and enjoying the local wine. I love Ribera del Duero and tried six different bottles at home - this to me is by far the best. Good price, excellent nose and a pleasant after-taste
Nicely balanced simple Ribeira
Nicely balanced grape mixture, feels like a young wine, towards full bodied, a bit punchy with a longish fruity tail and a tiny bit of acid. Should go well with beef or spicy lamb.
Nice young Crianza
A good quality / price for a young Crianza wine, strong good taste good with meat as many Ribera Del Duero's. I would buy it again!
Hervorragender Rotwein, dem man sein geringes Alter nicht anmerkt. Für Liebhaber von kräftigem, aromatischem, schwerem Wein. Ausgezeichentes Preis - Leistungsverhältnis.
buen vino de diario
Es un vino correcto para su precio, pero pelín aburrido. Yo, personalmente, prefiero que los tintos jóvenes sean de un afrutado un poco más alegre.
The winery's aim is to create a fresh and fruity style of wine expressing the typicity of Ribera del Duero, with a short (only 6 months) time spent in used wooden barrels to round off the spirit and force of the area's grapes. Barrels are mainly pre-used French and American oak with only a small amount of new wood used. After ageing, the wine is refined in the bottle for at least two months before reaching the market.
|Ageing period||6 months|
|Type of wood||French oak|
La Revilla, Santa María, El Obispo y El Buey
Valtravieso Finca Santa Maria is produced in Ribera del Duero mostly from Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) grapes, sometimes accompanied by small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot depending on the year. The Finca Santa María estate the wine is named after is located at an altitude of 850 metres. Grapes from here are combined with fruit from other trusted winegrowers in different villages in the area around Valladolid and Burgos, to bring together a variety of soil types ranging from clay to chalk.
The average age of the vines is 15 years old. Tinto Fino vines are trellis or bush-trained whereas the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes grow on trellis-trained vines. The Merlot and Tinto Fino grapes are usually harvested at the beginning of October but the Cabernet fruit is normally left another couple of weeks.
|Soil||Limestone / Stony / Clay|
|Climate||Continental with Atlantic influence|
|Surface area||70.00 hectares|
Bodegas y Viñedos Valtravieso
Valtravieso started up in 1985 on an estate called La Revilla, located in the Valladolid town of Pinel de Arriba, right in the heart of the Ribera del Duero. It was here that the first experimental grapevines were planted and the first vintage to be put on the market was the 1994, which was their Crianza. However, it wasn't until the González Beteré family acquired the property in 2002 that Valtravieso's wines really got underway. The Valtravieso philosophy is based on the...