Bodegas Valsardo Ribera del Duero Reserva Superior Library Selection 2001
By Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
2001 Bodegas Valsardo Reserva Superior
A Proprietary Blend Dry Red Table wine from Ribera Del Duero, Castilla Leon, Spain
Review by Robert Parker
Wine Advocate # 159 (Jun 2005)
Drink 2005 - 2015
The extraordinary 2001 Reserva Superior demonstrates the mythical, but justifiable reputation of this vintage. With exceptional fruit and concentration, this blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon boasts notes of melted chocolate, licorice, and toast, layers of black cherry and cassis fruit, an opulent texture, tremendous purity and length, and a full-bodied, powerful, well-balanced finish. It is a stunning effort! Anticipated maturity: now-2015. Importer: Patrick Mata, Ole Imports, New Rochelle, NY; tel. (914) 576-6120
By Bodegas Valsardo
2001 Reserva Superior
90% Tempranillo - 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
Origin of the Grapes
Grapes from the property vines, planted in 1986.
All manual, double selection of the grapes, the first one in the vines, and the second one in a selection table at the entrance of the winery,
-Alcoholic fermentation: 20 days from the entrance of the grapes into the deposits.
-Natural and spontaneous starting of the malolactic fermentation.
-Time in Barrels: 26 months
-Sort of Barrels: French oak allier barrels
-Bottled in July 2004
Because of the correct balance of the grapes in the plants (acidity degree/sugar) the philosophy of valsardo concerning the wines is the following: Contain no additives, are not clarified, are not passed through a cold system, are not filtered.
Deep cherry-red with saturated violet garnet hue. Intense aromas with great prevalence of ripe fruits, toasted, balsamic and eucalyptus sensations. Good acidity in the mouth with silky tannins and lot of fruit. Elegant and extremely persistent.
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