2020 Las Pedreras “La Coronela” Tinta Fina, Ribera Del Duero, Spain

2020 Las Pedreras “La Coronela” Tinta Fina, Ribera Del Duero, Spain

$59.99

The label of La Coronela says, "Dedicated to La Coronela: Generous. Brave. A Fighter." Coronela means "colonel", the nickname of Barbara’s grandmother, whose 70-year-old, 0.8 hectare, own-rooted vineyard (Viña Corderilla) in Barbara’s home town of Roa de Duero is the source for this subtle, surprising, and vibrant interpretation of Duero wine. Old vineyards in Ribera del Duero were always blends of multiple varieties, both red and white. La Coronela is made from 90% Tinta Fina (aka Tempranillo) and 10% Garnacha, Bobal, and Moscatel, fermented with native yeasts, 15% stems, and 40 days of maceration, then pressed and aged for 10 months in used French barrels previously used to age white wine (which they say preserves the fruit profile of the wine without adding sweetness). Bottled unfined and unfiltered. 1000 bottles produced.
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