|Production||60,000 - 65,000 bottles|
Other bottle sizes and vintages
£16.50/ 0.75 L btl
A great concentration of fruit, with the structure and elegance so typical of a good Ribera del Duero, luscious and lengthy, that’s Vizcarra. A genuine Ribera but it also has a special juicy quality which reminds us in its expression of certain Rioja wines; a Tempranillo, when all is said and done. A wine with a captivating nose and real soul, and precisely because of its intensity on the nose, we’re expecting a powerful wine, which it certainly is, but also seamless, silky, very well-balanced, and one to drink and enjoy rather than spend time discussing.
What does this wine taste like?
Perhaps we do need a few details. Black fruit, notes of cinnamon, ginger and toasted biscuits: fresh, smooth, profound and very intense. It is very much a fruit-driven wine and, although not possessing great complexity, it reveals coffee and chocolate notes on the palate, and is slightly sweet, with good acidity, fresh and appealing; a most enjoyable wine that leaves us with a very pleasant taste in the mouth, displaying mineral undertones and a subtle hint of caramel.
|Picota cherry / Bright|
|Black fruit / Ginger / Cinnamon|
|Silky / Sweet / Mineral|
Drinking and storing
A wine to drink now or to keep, whichever you prefer, as Vizcarra will definitely never disappoint.
Oven-cooked meats, Rice dishes, Stewed meats with mushrooms, Barbecues, Cooked sausages
Ratings and awards
|2010||94 PK||92 PN|
Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker
Reliable and good value
Vizcarra is always good, and often better than many other Riberas costing more. This is rounded and vibrant, but, for me, lacks the complexity needed for five stars. By comparison, Parada de Atauta costs a little more, but is a definite five star Ribera.
Delicious an excellent value for money
Starts slowly but develops beautifully on the mid palate and finishes strongly. Great balance between the oak, tannins and acidity and definitely not put out of balance by the relatively high alcohol level.
Good Ribera del Duero.
Good wine for a decent price. I prefer to drink this one on any good occasion, Can be with dinner or just like that. Good value for money.
What to say! We've loved every single wine of theirs we have tried, and this is a regular 'go to'. Absolutely delicious
Ottimo Ribera a buon prezzo
Con carni rosse e' uno spettacolo. Ottimo rosso della Ribera del Duero a prezzi giusti per godersi la piacevolezza dell'invecchiamento di 15 mesi in botte senza spendere una fortuna. L'ho scoperto anni fa e da allora faccio sempre in modo di tenere qualche bottiglia in cantina per le grigliate o per pezzi di carne di qualita'.
|Ageing period||15 months|
|Type of wood||French and american oak|
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...