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Oráculo Oráculo

2009
D.O. Ribera del Duero
Grape variety: 100% Tinta del Pais (Tempranillo)
Age of vines: Between 80-120 years
Vineyards: Peñaranda del Duero and surrounding area
Yield: < 20 hl/ha
Ageing: 24 months
Oak Profile: 100% New French oak barrels of 500L

From whose lips the wine gods speak....Oraculo, a teller of tales; within her lays the history of more than 80 year old vines. Tinta del Pais vines that have been given the good fortune to still produce quality - concentrated fruit for our pure enjoyment. These grapes are infallible, perched on the highest point of the Ribera del Duero region, 950 meters they bask in the glory of their mountain top. These grapes speak through our winemakers, telling a story of rich dark berries and deliciously smooth cappuccino. Allow your senses to levitate with this mystical wine: Oraculo the unforgetable truth.

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 first week of October 2009. Gentle de-stemming and crushed. Inoculation with special selected yeast strains. Temperature controlled fermentation in epoxy lined cement tanks of 8.000 at 26-28ºC with manual pump over for 25 days and daily delestage during Peak of fermentation. Pressed and racked into 100% new French oak barrels of 500 liters where it underwent malolactic fermentation and aged for 24 months.

Tasting notes

Deep ruby red with intense aromas reminiscent of ripe black cherries, delicate toasted oak, cigar box, savoury game, tobacco and Asian spices. The palate is dense, layered and succulent. This wine is well balanced with lots of soft velvety tannins, intense extract, and it has a long lingering finish.

Analytical data

Alcohol: 14.50%
Residual Sugar: 1.4 gr/L
Total Acidity: 5.02 gr/L
pH: 3.70
Volatile Acidity: 0.68 gr/L

AWARDS

  • 93 Pts Wine&Spirits 
  • 93 Pts Vinous - Josh Raynolds 
  • 93 Pts Wine Spectator 
  • Gold Sélections Mondiales des Vins 
  • 90 Pts. Guía Peñín 
 
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