Finca Villacreces 'Pruno' Tempranillo Spain Ribera del Duero 2018

Finca Villacreces 'Pruno' Tempranillo Spain Ribera del Duero 2018

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2020 - 2023

The entry-level here is the 2018 Pruno, which follows the line of the 2016. It's mostly Tempranillo with 9% Cabernet Sauvignon fermented for three weeks and matured in French barrels for 11 months. It's clean and quite fruit-driven, approachable and juicy, with integrated oak. Very pleasant, with very good freshness. There were 545,000 bottles, 2,000 magnums and 100 double magnums produced and bottled in four different lots. I tasted a bottle from the first lot.

Finca Villacreces is a property next to Vega Sicilia in Ribera del Duero that was created in 1994 and later purchased by the Antón family of Rioja (Izadi). They have 154 hectares of vineyards (certified organic since 2017) that produce enough grapes for all their wines. There are two hectares planted in 1920 that are destined for Nebro, the top of the range. Depending on the vintage, they produce between 500,000 and 700,000 bottles.