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2011 Finca Villacreces Pruno
Region Ribera Del Duero
Winery Finca Villacreces
Varietal Red Blend
Vintage 2011
Color Red
Rating 93 WA
SKU# 89813
Size 750ml
btl Price $18.99
Quantity
Rating Details
93 WA
2011 Finca Villacreces Pruno

A spectacular bargain from Villacreces, whose vineyards are situated next to the famous Vega Sicilia, the 2011 Pruno (90% Tempranillo and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 12 months in 2-year-old French oak barrels) boasts a dense purple color as well as sweet aromas of licorice, espresso roast, creme de cassis, blackberries, forest floor and spring flowers. This full-bodied, exceptionally concentrated, stunning red is a fabulous value. Consume it over the next decade.
by Robrert Parker, eRobertParker.com #1113, November 2013
--The Wine Advocate
Description
Winery Notes:

One of the most sought-after pieces of land in Ribera del Duero, the estate of Villacreces sits next to Vega Sicilia, perhaps (historically) the most famous property in the region. It was owned for years by the Cuadrado family but in 2003 was sold to the Anton family, owners of a Rioja bodega and one of Spain’s most famous Michelin starred restaurants in the Basque country.

Out of the 60 hectars of Finca Villacreces, only half of them (the oldest) were used to produce Finca Villacreces. The rest of the grapes were being elaborated the same way and aged in the same type of barrels to produce a wine that was sold to another top producer from Ribera. It is from these younger vines that Pruno was created in order to satisfy the demand in the market for a high quality wine with a lower price.


The style and quality of Pruno is quite different from Finca Villacreces because from the beginning the concept was clear. All the grapes for Pruno are coming from the State of Villacreces, but the age of the vineyards are between 5 and 25 years old. The blend is different from Villacreces and the time in oak is 12 months compared to the 14 of Villacreces. Although we are using the same coopers (Darnajou & Taransaud), the barrels for Villacreces are new or one year old, but Pruno uses 2nd year barrels.”



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