Bodegas Peñalba Herraiz Carravid 2014 Tempranillo

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The Wine Enthusiast 92 Points- Ripe, meaty aromas of black fruit and oak announce a well-made wine with nice balance between ripeness and structure. Its creamy and a bit thick on the palate, offset by hard tannins. It finishes with chocolaty oak and savory berry flavors. Drink this serious red through 2026.
APPELLATION- Ribera del Duero D.O.
GRAPE(S)- 100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo)
ALTITUDE/SOIL- 850 meters / sandy loam over calcareous clay
FARMING METHODS- Organic methods (undergoing certification), incorporating Biodynamic practices
HARVEST- hand harvested on Oct 1-2 in relation to the lunar calendar and with respect to biodynamic "fruit" day
PRODUCTION- 2 day cold maceration, fermented with native and cultured microbes, 10 days with skins, malolactic conversion in barrel
AGING- Aged 18 months in 50% new, French oak and 50% used, American and Hungarian oak barrels