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Venta Las Vacas 2021

Venta Las Vacas

2021
A classic Ribera del Duero

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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.5%
Production70,000 bottles

The wine

Venta Las Vacas is the fruit of a project set up in 2009 in Ribera del Duero by Juan Carlos Vizcarra (Bodegas Vizcarra) and Uvas Felices (an association of the wine merchants Vila Viniteca with some of the most prestigious Spanish wineries). An intense and delightfully pleasant wine, 100% Tinta del Pais, 100% Ribera del Duero.

What does this wine taste like?

It displays a wonderfully deep, clear and bright ruby-red colour. It is fragrant and concentrated in the nose with aromas of dark fruits such as redcurrants, raspberries and plums alongside the freshness of intense herbal notes of eucalyptus and thyme and a touch of sweet spice (vanilla) and coconut. It is full-bodied and wide in the mouth with a texture of polished and rounded tannins on the tongue providing structure. All in all, an excellent balance of freshness and structure. Delicious hints of cherries, black pepper and liquorice linger on in a splendid finish.

Light
Bold
Smooth
Tannic
Dry
Sweet
Soft
Acidic

Drinking and storing

A wine to be enjoyed now or any time in the next five years.

Serve between 15ºC and 17ºC

Food pairing

Pairs well with rice and meat dishes.

embutidos-y-jamon
Sausages and ham
arroces
Rice
carnes-rojas
Red meat
quesos-curados
Cured cheeses

Ratings and awards

202090+ PK
201990 PK93 PN
201893 PN
201793 PN
201691 PK93 PN
201490 PK91 PN
PK: ParkerPN: Peñín

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker

The "crianza"-style 2020 Venta Las Vacas was born in 2009 with the intention of having a different profile from the Vizcarra wines. It was cropped from a cooler year with more rain and fresher wines, still at 14.6% alcohol and with good balance and freshness. It's varietal, ripe without excess and with a lactic touch, medium-bodied and with some dusty tannins to stand up to food. 70,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in April 2022.

— Luis Gutiérrez (31/01/2023)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2020 - 90+ PARKER

Customer reviews

4.6/5
39 reviews
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Winemaking

It ages for 12 months over its lees in a variety of different-sized and pre-used medium-toasted oak barrels (40% American, 60% French oak).

Vinification materialStainless steel
Ageing period12 months
Barrel ageNew and semi-new
Type of woodAmerican and French oak

Vineyards

Produced using Tinta del Pais (Tempranillo) from the Tras de San Pedro, Las Arras, Valcabero and Los Valles estates in Burgos.

Vine ageBetween 19 and 24 years
SoilSandy loam
ClimateContinental
Surface area7.00 hectares
Altitude850.00 meters

The winery

Bodegas Vizcarra

Bodegas Vizcarra

Juan Carlos Vizcarra Ramos is the owner and winemaker of this winery, run by a family with strong wine-growing roots, whose vineyards are spread out over various individual plots of land lying within the Burgos municipalities of Mambrilla de Castrejón and Roa de Duero (namely, La Ambuena, El Oro, Las Arras, Tras de San Pedro, Senda del Oro and the oldest ones: Los Barriles and Carrascal). The grapes, of the Tinta del País variety, undoubtedly enjoy excellent growing conditions...

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