Ferrer Family Wines Valdubón Reserva
Bodegas Valdubón is near the town of Milagros, a few miles south of Aranda de Duero. Valdubón was founded in 1997. A state-of-the-art production area and wine-making equipment were recently added to the facilities. The winery is surrounded by just under 100 choice acres of estate vineyards, all planted with Tempranillo.
D.O. Ribera del Duero is arguably Spain’s brightest star. Planted primarily with Tempranillo grapes, known locally as Tinta del País, the region produces renowned wines. The vines selected for Valdubón Reserva are over 30 years old, and are noted for their high concentration and exceptional aromatic potential of their grapes.
D.O. Ribera del Duero
After destemming and crushing, the grapes to be used in aged wine production are taken to predetermined vats. Fermentation is carried out at 28°C over about 22 days. The whole production process focuses on extracting maximum polyphenols matter without losing the aromatic potential of the wine; to do this, it is pumped over several times daily. Maceration is controlled both analytically and organoleptically, and the moment for removing the wine from contact with the solids is decided when we believe that the wine has a sufficiently good structure to withstand the barrel ageing which will follow, and before we start to see the sensations of greenness which would arise from extracting tannin from the pips. Once the new wine is racked off, the malolactic fermentation is carried out, monitoring its analytical evolution daily. After it is completed, it is racked bright and prepared for barrel ageing.
Aged over 24 months in American (50%) and French (50%) oak.
In the glass it displays a deep, intense red color with a violet rim which shows its excellent ageing.
The nose is rich in ripe red fruit mixed with nuts, spices, toasted flavors and licorice.
On the palate it is powerful, joyful, thanks to its good acidity, and full of ripe tannins. The attack is elegant, with an excellent evolution and intense finish.
Lamb and dishes seasoned with rosemary and thyme.