Finca Villacreces, Pruno Ribera del Duero, 2020
Region: Ribera del Duero, Spain
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 90% Tempranillo 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Notes: Vegan, Vegetarian, Practising organic
This wine is deep red in colour. Aromas of red berry fruit are married with notes of toffee from French oak ageing. The fruit-driven palate is complemented by notes of liquorice, with well-integrated tannins and a juicy finish.
Grapes for Pruno are only taken from Finca Villacreces’ own vineyards, from slightly younger vines. The vineyards have a mixture of soils: sandy, gravel, shingle and quartz, planted with about 90% Tempranillo (mostly on the sandy vineyards, which give an attractive fleshiness to the wines) and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon (mostly on the quartz and shingle, giving more mineral complexity).
The stunning Finca Villacreces estate is located in Quintanilla de Onesimo on the 'golden mile', in the heart of Ribera del Duero DO. The 155 hectare property is bordered by the River Duero to the north and by the vineyards of Vega Sicilia to the west. It was purchased by Lalo Antón of Izadi in 2003 to add further scope to their wine portfolio. The vineyards are now farmed organically, with canopy management and natural treatments used instead of artificial chemicals. As expected, Tempranillo is the mainstay of the vineyards, with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon also planted.