Bodega y Vinedos Milenico Valdepila Tempranillo - 2013 Wine and Spirits 94 pts, Pedro Ballesteros MW 91 pts.

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Classification of Wine

DO ibera del Duero DO
Vineyard Designation: Castilla y Leon
Varietal: 100% Tempranillo
Vintage: 2013
Soil: Clay, limestone, sand and calcareous rock
Pruning: Trellised and Bush vine
Yield: 3000 kg/ha
ABV: 14.5%
Sulfites: 53 mg/l
Acidity: 5 g/l

Winemaking

Grapes are hand harvested and selected the first week of Octo-ber from four plots and a total of 4 Ha, vines averaging 40 years old, averaging 2700 feet above sea level. Wine is hand stirred in 2500L open air stainless steel tanks to break the cap.
Barrel aged in a 50/50 mix of new and 1 year old French Oak 225 L barrels. Bottle cellared for minimum 12 months.

Tasting Notes

In the glass, deep rich ruby mixed with a tone of black ink. A stunning color deeper than most.
Aromas of notable intensity, black fruit compote, roasted woodi-ness and seasoned fruit.
On the palate, the tannins softened by the deep flavors of black fruit, acai berry, fig, black cherry,. Finishing with long elegant notes of vanilla, smoky cocoa, and lite hints of caramel.
A very balance, broad palate, powerful and “meaty” Tempranillo.
Perfect food pairing with grilled vegetables, smoked or grilled or BBQ chicken, beef or typical Spanish patatas con chorizo.
Serving Temperature: 18°C / 65°F
Awards:
2013 Wine and Spirits 94 pts, Pedro Ballesteros MW 91 pts.