Bodegas Fuentenarro, Ribera del Duero ‘Vendimia Seleccionada’
Bodegas Fuentenarro is a family winery owned by the family Pérez Garcia. The winery is located in the municipality of La Horra, Burgos, with a long winemaking tradition in the heart of Ribera del Duero. The wines come exclusively from family owned vineyards. The youngest of these vineyards is 20 years old and the oldest 70 years, with different wines produced at each vineyard. The bodega is organic but not certified with sheep manure used for composting, the vines growing on a mixture of clay and chalk at an altitude of 800m-900m
After a manual harvest usually in the first week of October the Tinta Fina grapes are taken to the ageing cellar which is built eight metres underground ( resulting in a constant temperature throughout the year).
The grapes used for this selection cuvee come from a vineyard located at 840m altitude and averaging 56 years of age. Fermentation starts after a long maceration of 28 days, with daily manual pumping. The juice is then moved to French and American oak barrels where malo-lactic fermentation can take place. The wine age in these barrels for 12 months, followed by 12 more months ageing in bottles before release.
The wine is dense and concentrated, the nose is richly flavoured with black plum, cassis, currants, chocolate and hints of coffee beans.
The palate follows with the same flavours as found on the nose, dominated by chocolate and black berries notes, it ends with sweet tannins and a soft, creamy texture.