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Ribera del Duero Interpretación by Ausás Bodegas y Viñedos 2016

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$109.00

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"In its first year, the 2016 Interpretación is Tempranillo from over 40-year-old head-pruned vines on sand, clay and limestone soils with plenty of stones at 900 meters in altitude. It went through a cold soak and fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel and concrete vats. It matured for 16 months in 225- and 500-liter oak barrels, 40% of them new. I was blown away by the wine in bottle, after tasting the 2017 in barrel. This is Ausás's interpretation of Ribera del Duero after 30 years of experience. He's sourcing grapes from specific growers that he has known for a long time, as he had purchased grapes for Alión from many of them. The wine shows the character of Ribera, a chalky backbone of fine-grained tannins, coated by fruit and berries, an herbal, spicy touch and perfectly integrated oak. There is good freshness, a rare combination of elegance and power and superb balance. My guess is the wine should develop nicely and for a very long time in bottle."
95 points - Luis Gutierrez, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Aug 2018

$109.00

$654.00

Ausás Bodegas y Viñedos

Ribera del Duero (Spain), Spain (Spain)

6 x 750 ml

Breads, Ham, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Vegetables


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"In its first year, the 2016 Interpretación is Tempranillo from over 40-year-old head-pruned vines on sand, clay and limestone soils with plenty of stones at 900 meters in altitude. It went through a cold soak and fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel and concrete vats. It matured for 16 months in 225- and 500-liter oak barrels, 40% of them new. I was blown away by the wine in bottle, after tasting the 2017 in barrel. This is Ausás's interpretation of Ribera del Duero after 30 years of experience. He's sourcing grapes from specific growers that he has known for a long time, as he had purchased grapes for Alión from many of them. The wine shows the character of Ribera, a chalky backbone of fine-grained tannins, coated by fruit and berries, an herbal, spicy touch and perfectly integrated oak. There is good freshness, a rare combination of elegance and power and superb balance. My guess is the wine should develop nicely and for a very long time in bottle."
95 points - Luis Gutierrez, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Aug 2018

Additional Information

Additional Information

Bottles per Case 6
Point Score 95
Bottle Size 750 ml
Producer Ausás Bodegas y Viñedos
Region Ribera del Duero (Spain), Spain (Spain)
Alcohol 15% alc./vol.
Style Warm and spicy reds
Vintage 2016
Farming Method Sustainable, Traditional
Grapes 100% Tempranillo
Food Pairing Breads, Ham, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Vegetables
Descriptors Floral, Fruity
Wine Type Red
Wood Presence Oaked
Body Medium
Price of Case $654.00

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