£19.40/ 0.75 L btl
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.
Drinking and storing
A wine to be enjoyed now or any time in the next five years.
Pairs well with rice and meat dishes.
Ratings and awards
|2019||90 PK||93 PN|
|2014||90 PK||91 PN|
|2013||90 PK||92 PN|
Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker
Very fine wine
We tasted this wine in one of the el Bulli follow up restaurants, Tickets , in Barcelona and it stood well with the tremendous food we had there!
Great depth of flavour with a rich colour. Accompanied our steaks perfectly, will definitely order again. Another great recommendation to try.
This is a great tempranillo from Ribera del Duero and one of my favourite wines. It tastes a lot and is full of caracter. I will buy again.
Fab with dinner
Very rich & full of flavour, black fruits & warming , we enjoyed this with steak. Would buy again as it had a nice intense fruit taste
I would drink this until the cows come home
A lovely silky smooth wine with full tannins and lingering flavour . Tonight with tapas a perfect match .
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 material||Stainless steel|
|Ageing period||12 months|
|Barrel age||New and semi-new|
|Type of wood||American and French oak|
Produced using Tinta del Pais (Tempranillo) from the Tras de San Pedro, Las Arras, Valcabero and Los Valles estates in Burgos.
|Vine age||Between 19 and 24 years|
|Surface area||7.00 hectares|
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...