La Navilla

2012

100% Tinto Fino aged 20 months in 100% French oak barrels, for a minimum of 10 months in bottle. This source for this wine is the vineyards that surround the winery that are some of the highest altitude of Ribera del Duero at 833 meters. 

93+ points
"...sourced from the vineyard that surround the winery in the village of Pedrosa de Duero planted some 40 years ago on sand-rich soils. It matured in French Allier barrels for 20 months. Surprisingly enough, they tell me in 2012 they harvested later than in 2010, 2011 and 2014, and consider 2012 the cooler of the four mentioned vintages. Even with that, the wine has half a degree less alcohol than the 2014 vintage of this very same wine. This vineyard is on sandier soils at 844 meters altitude, their highest vineyard that results in very low yields (22-23 hectoliters per hectare), and was identified as a vineyard that year after year produces fresher wines with very good acidity and plenty of balsamic aromas. This 2012 is truly impressive, among the freshest from the vintage. 30,000 bottles produced. This wine was first bottled in 2004, and before, it used to be part of their Viña Pedrosa Reserva."
Luis Gutiérrez,
Wine Advocate
, February 2017

SKU/Code: 
DB0672-12
Product Line: 
Red
Varietal: 
Tempranillo
Farming Type: 
Sustainable