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Aventino 200 Barrels

2011
D.O. Ribera del Duero
Grape variety: 100% Tinta del Pais (Tempranillo)
Age of vines: Between 80-120 years
Vineyards: Ribera del Duero
Yield: 20 hl/ha
Ageing: 18 months
Oak Profile: 1 year old French oak barrels of 225L

When you enjoy a bottle of AVENTINO 200 Barrels, you are tasting the exclusive selection of only the very best barrels that come from the 2011 Ribera del Duero harvest! We filled our 200 - 1yr old French oak barrels during the first fortnight of November. David starts right away tasting through these barrels each and every month, observing and recording the unique characteristics coming from each barrel. He knew straight away that after 18 months these wines were ready and 120 barrels were personally marked by David as being the final selection...a selection that would be the NEW 2011 Aventino 200 Barrels.

Winemaking

Grapes come from +80 year old bush vines from some of highest lying vineyards of Ribera del Duero. the grapes were handpicked into small plastic boxes at the optimum stage of ripeness during the second week of October 2011. Gentle de-stemming, crushed, and inoculated with special selected yeast strains. Temperature controlled fermentation in epoxy lined cement tanks of 8.000 kg at 26-28ºC with manual pump over for 25 days. Pressed and racked into new and 1 year old French oak barrels of 225 litres where it underwent malolactic fermentation and aged for 18 months.

Tasting notes

Deep ruby red color with engaging aromas of ripe black cherries, blackberry, toasted oak, Asian spice and lavender. On the palate it is dense, layered and succulent. It is balanced with a focus on pure full fruit with a long finish. Will improve with cellaring throughout 2020.

Analytical data

Alcohol: 14.50%
Residual Sugar: 1,5 gr/L
Total Acidity: 5.00 gr/L
pH: 3.72
Volatile Acidity: 0.61 gr/L

AWARDS

  • 92 Pts WineEnthusiast 
  • 90 Pts. Guía Peñín 
  • 91 Pts Vinous - Josh Raynolds 
  • GOLD Texsom International Wine Awards 
  • Gold Tempranillos al Mundo 
  • Gold Zarcillo International 
 
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