Valtravieso VT Vendimia Seleccionada 2018 · Buy it for £31.45 at Vinissimus
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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.5%

The wine

Valtravieso's Vendimia Seleccionada is one of the winery's gems, a wine which shows that freshness continues to be the house's hallmark. Its hand-selected grapes come from six estates planted at an altitude of around 900 metres on chalky and stony soils. The Tinta Fina, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes experience cold maceration before undergoing alcoholic fermentation separately and, once that has finished, maceration goes on for a further few days, so as to gain some extra colour and aroma. Afterwards, the wines go through the malolactic and are subsequently matured in large barrels of new French oak, awaiting the time for blending. Bottling occurs without clarification or filtration, and the wine then rests for about eight months to round off before being released.

In each bottle of Valtravieso VT Vendimia Seleccionada there'll be a dark, dense red, practically opaque and a lovely Picota cherry colour with a crimson rim. On the nose it exhibits complexity in abundance: fine toasty notes from the barrel accompanied by spices (cloves and a touch of vanilla) and balsamic hints reminiscent of eucalyptus, of a wood in autumn. Liquorice and ripe black fruit along with the odd herbaceous note deriving from the Bordeaux varieties in the mix. First contact is a coy sip, but it overcomes its initial shyness to reveal itself as full and juicy. The tannins from the oak are very well integrated within a framework of fruit fresher than at first presaged on the nose. An elegant finish with an aftertaste distinguished by the trace of cocoa and oaky nuances from its ageing. It has a lot of life ahead if you decide to put it by; if you simply can't wait, allowing it an energetic decanting will help you enjoy it to the full.

What does this wine taste like?

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Picota cherry red / Bright
Bouquet
Red fruit / Plums / Compote / Liquorice / Floral notes / Roasted notes
Mouth
Powerful / With body / Sweet tannins / Balanced / Long

Drinking and storing

16ºC

Food pairing

Braised vegetables / Roast lamb / Aged cheeses

Ratings and awards

201692 PN93 SK
PN: PeñínSK: Suckling

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The winery

Bodegas y Viñedos Valtravieso

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...

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