Bodegas Hornillos Ballesteros, Ribera del Duero Mibal Crianza

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Vintage: 2018

Varietals: Tempranillo

Region: Castilla y León

Farming: Organic/Biodynamic

This bodega is one of the most artisanal producers in Ribera del Duero. On the nose, sandalwood, forest floor, earth, and gamey aromatics. Brooding, dark and bewitching fruit. Confit dark fruits with an almost candied gusher nature.  Imagine an incredibly dry raspberry, candied. Graphite, preserves, and mineral on the mid palate with a ton of texture.

From 50-75-year-old Tempranillo vines planted at 700-900 meters elevation in the Roa region. After a manual harvest, the fruit is destemmed. 12-day fermentation in stainless steel. Aged for two years in American and French oak that is between 1-3 years old.