2016 Gormaz

2016 viña gormaz crianza ribero del duero

$15.00

92 Points Wine Enthusiast/92 Points James Suckling

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92 Points Wine Enthusiast/92 Points James Suckling

Viña Gormaz, a former cooperative that went into individual ownership in late 1970’s, is the undisputed leader in Ribera del Duero’s Eastern sub region of Soria. You can think of grape sourcing in Ribera much as you do in Burgundy – Individual families own and control small plots, sometimes as minimal as a row or two of vines. As is the case with all of Viña Gormaz’s offerings, grapes come from 22 individual villages in Soria. Winemaker Maria Jose Garcia has been leading all activities here since 1999. It is worth noting that Viña Gormaz was one of twelve original wineries registered to Ribera del Duero upon the DOC’s creation in 1982.

The 100% Tempranillo displays intense ruby red color, alongside ripe fruit aromas with hints of cocoa and roasted coffee. A touch of sweet fruit on the palate, with a backbone of tannins and a little acidity, makes this a complex and balanced crianza. In scoring this wine a 92 Points, James Suckling writes, “A ripe, juicy & quite assertively fruited wine that has a wealth of red cherries on the nose with crushed flowers & a sappy edge. The medium-bodied palate has a juicy, firm & focused feel with plenty of red cherries & plums.”

14 months French/American oak aging; 8 months bottle aging prior to release.

 

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Weight 6 lbs

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