Urban Ribera 2011

75cl Bodegas y Vinedos Ortega Fournier Tempranillo Spain > Ribera del Duero Rich, full-bodied, elegant and complex
“The 2011 Urban Ribera smells of raspberry jam with a pinch of sweet spices. The palate is fruit-driven, clean and delineated, juicy and succulent.” Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate#214 2014

The world class production team of Bodegas y Vinedos O Fournier from Chile and Argentina (see page 47) have their third estate in Spain growing a mere 60hectares of vines. The philosophy here is the same as their new world wineries: to produce the highest quality wine. The estate was planted between 22 and 55 years ago with the main variety being Tinta del Pais (Tempranillo) and one hectare of Merlot. The soils are mostly pebblestone coming from the nearby Duero River, which allows for greater maturity of the grapes through heat radiation at night. Combine this with soil that is poor in organic material but with excellent drainage and the groundwork is set by the location. Vineyard practices such as high plant density and vigorous pruning means yields are always low and quality is assured.


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