£25.70/ 0.75 L btl
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Valtravieso Rupture 2016
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Valtravieso and quality are two words that have gone hand in hand since the winery's beginnings, around 1985. Meticulous care of the limestone vineyards lying at an altitude of more than 900 metres ensures outstanding quality, vintage after vintage.
At the winery, an expert team tastes samples to decide on the blends of each wine. During one of these sessions, in April 2015, something unusual and quite extraordinary happened: a wine made of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon stood out above the rest. This was how Valtravieso Rupture came into being, a wine that naturally broke with the rules laid down by the Ribera del Duero DO's regulating council, but which reflects all the intensity of the Castilian terroir.
It appears an attractive cherry colour with a dignified nose. Featuring among its aromas are lovely wild fruit (redcurrants and raspberries), spices such as cloves and the refined toasting of top-notch wood. The customary peppery hints so frequently found among wines made from Cabernet and Merlot, away from their native Bordeaux, become yet another aromatic factor, which most definitely adds complexity to the ensemble.
On the palate, it's lively and intense from start to finish, with a perfect balance between the delightful acidity of the red fruits and the smoky and chocolaty nuances acquired from the barrel. It brings to mind Picota cherry skin, violets and tobacco leaf, and its vigorous but well-integrated tannins augur a great future; it's already a superb wine but will continue to evolve in bottle.
Roasts / Peppered steak / Small game
- Optimum serving temperature:Between 14ºC and 16ºC
- Decanting:Decanting is recommended
Bodegas y Viñedos Valtravieso
Valtravieso started up in 1985 on an estate called La Revilla, located in the Valladolid town of Pinel de Arriba, right in the heart of the Ribera del Duero. It was here that the first experimental grapevines were planted and the first vintage to be put on the market was the 1994, which was their Crianza. However, it wasn't until the González Beteré family acquired the property in 2002 that Valtravieso's wines really got underway. The Valtravieso philosophy is based on the...