Villacreces Pruno Ribera del Duero

Villacreces Pruno Ribera del Duero

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Size: 750ML

Rating: 93

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93 points Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
"This blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon emerges from a vineyard situated adjacent to one of the famous vineyards utilized to produce Spain's greatest red wine, Vega Sicilia. Made from relatively old vines, the 2012 Pruno is a sexy, opulent, voluptuously textured effort that spent 12 months in two-year-old French oak barrels. Reminiscent of a baby Vega Sicilia, it possesses a dense ruby/purple color as well as notes of high-class, unsmoked cigar tobacco, creme de cassis, licorice, graphite and spice box. Full-bodied, deep, velvety textured, lush and heady, at $20 a bottle, it is another sensational bargain from Eric Solomon. Enjoy it over the next 5-6 years. "

One of the most sought-after pieces of land in Ribera del Duero, the estate of Villacreces sits next to Vega Sicilia, perhaps (historically) the most famous property in the region. It was owned for years by the Cuadrado family but in 2003 was sold to the Anton family, owners of a Rioja bodega Izadi and one of Spain's most famous Michelin starred restaurants in the Basque country.

Out of the 60 hectares of Finca Villacreces, only half of them (the oldest) were used to produce Finca Villacreces. The rest of the grapes were being elaborated the same way and aged in the same type of barrels to produce a wine that was sold to another top producer from Ribera. It is from these younger vines that Pruno was created in order to satistfy the demand in the market for a high quality wine with a lower price.

The style and quality of Pruno is quite different from Finca Villacreces because from the beginning the concept was clear. All the grapes for Pruno are coming from the estate of Villacreces, but the age of the vineyards are between 5 and 25 years old. The blend is different from Villacreces and the time in oak is 12 months compared to the 16 of Villacreces.

Additional Information

Size 750ML
Per Pack 1
Color Red
Country Spain
State/Province Ribera del Duero
Variety Tinto Fino
Vintage 2013
Rating 93
Rating By Robert Parker's Wine Advocate


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