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Finca el Peruco is made with 85% Tempranillo and 15% Albillo. The vineyard is at an altitude of over 900 metres, making it one of the highest spots in the Ribera del Duero. The vines grow in chalky, calcareous soil.
Harvested very early, the grapes are hand-picked into small boxes. The grapes were de-stemmed and then macerated in the cold. The must was fermented with native yeasts in old oak barrels for 3 weeks. It was then raised in similar French oak barrels for 16 months, without any addition of sulfur.
The nose is complex, slightly reduced with fleshy aromas.
In the mouth, it is light and mineral with saline notes. The wine has very good acidity that makes it refreshing. As time goes by, the wine opens up towards mature notes that reflect aging in wood.
This is a very special red, containing white grapes, that give it a unique personality. Utterly delicious!