From one of the Top 15 Wineries in Spain
This wine has much to recommend it.
Firstly it's from Ribera del Duero, which was named wine region of the year 2012 by the prestigious Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
And secondly it's from Bodegas Vincente Gandia, which was founded in 1885 by Vincente Gandia and is now regarded as one of the top 15 wineries in Spain.
About the Region
Ribera del Duero is a Spanish Denominación de Origen (DO) located in the country's northern plateau and is one of eleven 'quality wine' regions within the autonomous community of Castile and León. It is also one of several recognised wine-producing regions to be found along the course of the Duero river.
The region is characterised by a largely flat, rocky terrain and is centred on the town of Aranda de Duero, although the most famous vineyards surround Peñafiel and Roa de Duero to the west, where the regional regulatory council or Consejo Regulador for the denominación is based.
About the WineMaker
Vicente Gandía is celebrating its 125th anniversary and remains true to the values it held when it was created: to combine tradition with internationalisation, to back innovation and quality, to be committed to promoting wine culture, and to contribute to the welfare and progress of society. In addition to ranking in the top 15 Spanish wineries and the top 100 European wineries, it has a presence in 85 international markets and is the ambassador of Spanish wines to the world.
The Vicente Gandia seal applies to all their products: premium quality, reasonable prices, and consistency from one harvest to the next. Wines which are characterised by their elegance, complexity, smoothness and balance.
About the Wine
The Dolmo Tempranillo is made from a selection of grapes of the Tempranillo variety from vines that are more than 25 years old. Fermentation is at 22º for a period of 20 days and subsequent ageing for four months in new oak barrels.
This wine presents a deep colour containing red and purplish tones. Its aromas display a perfect combination of red fruits, revealing perfect ripening at the time of harvesting. Its ageing in barrels gives it vanilla and toasted nuances that balance the weight of the fruit perfectly.
Gold Medal World Wine Championships Award (USA)
Silver Medal III Challenge to the Best Spanish Wines for Asia (China)
Bronce medal Challenge International du Vin (France)
Best Buy 87 pointsen Wine Enthusiast (USA)
86 points Wine Spectator (USA)