A Tempranillo (75%), Sauvignon (10%) and Merlot (15%) blend created with Carmelo Rodero's distinctive touch that deserves all the accolades it receives both at home and abroad. The grapes are sourced from the winery's own vineyards, selected from vines more than 40 years old.
A deep, rich, purplish cherry-red colour, it displays intense aromas of ripe dark fruit integrating well with toasty, roasted notes from the wood. Elegant and well-balanced on the palate, it appears powerful and unctuous, showing a developed complexity, round tannins and a lengthy finish.
Aged for at least 18 months in French oak barrels less than 2 years old.
What does this wine taste like?
|Picota cherry red / Purple rim|
|Complex / Black fruits / Mineral / Roasted notes / Balsamic aromas|
|Powerful / Flavoursome / Elegant / Fine tannins|
Drinking and storing
Ratings and awards
|2005||93 PK||94 PN|
Purchases 2 bottles , should have purchased 12 ! First had this wine this year in Sotto Grande was a superb choice and subsiquentky decided to buy . This wine is amazing and every mouthful takes me back to warm summer evenings with family in Sotto .
Gran vino y gran bodega. Conocí a Carmelo hace años, y es un fijo en mi bodega. Potente y equilibrado. Largo recorrido en boca. Puede cambiar según la añada. Un fuera de serie.
Ribera del Duero rouge
Un peu écrasé par les Grands d'Espagne situés dans la même appellation mais on est jamais déçu avec Carmelo Rodero; tout particulièrement le TSM. Cet assemblage de 3 cépages donne un vin puissant, très fruité, tannique mais pour autant facile à boire et très qualitatif. Peut vieillir très très longtemps.
|Vine age||40 years|
|Climate||Continental with Atlantic influence|
Carmelo Rodero comes from a family with a long history of winemaking in the heart of Ribera del Duero, where his grandparents were founding members of the Pedrosa wine cooperative back in the mid-twentieth century. Later his family moved on from the cooperative and began selling grapes to Vega Sicilia, until in 1990 Carmelo decided it was time to start out with their own winery. Their first wine came out in 1991, and since then the company has grown and grown, acquiring...