Monteabellón

Finca la Blanquera 2016

D.O. RIBERA DEL DUERO
Monteabellón

Finca la Blanquera 2016

D.O. RIBERA DEL DUERO

Tasting note:

Very deep cherry colour. Powerful aroma, notes of blackberries in jam with elegant toasted tones. In the mouth it is meaty and velvety, with a long and persistent finish

Ageing: 24 months in 100% French oak barrels

Variety: 100% Tempranillo

Soil: High zone. Altitude 830-950m. Clay-calcareous soil with limestone.

Serving temperature: 14 – 16º C.

Volume: 14 º

Format: 75 cl.

Pairing: Recommended with all kinds of meat and roasts. Grilled meats and game are a perfect match with this wine. Ideal also with cured sheep cheeses.

Awards and rankings

2016

  • Finca La Blanquera 2012
  • Grand Gold Tempranillo: Tempranillos around the World

2017

  • Finca La Blanquera 2012
  • 93 points: Peñin Guide

2018

  • Finca La Blanquera 2014
  • 93 points: Peñin Guide
  • Grand Gold: Zarcillo Awards

2019

  • Finca La Blanquera 2015
  • 93 points: Peñin Guide
  • 94 points: Tim Atkin
  • 93 points: James Suckling

Harvest 2016: The 2015 vintage was marked by a hot, dry summer that favoured the trend for rapid ripening and low production, compared to previous years. Spring was very dry, with heavy rains towards the flowering period (mid-June). The harvest followed its normal course, without stoppages and in advance of the usual period. The dry environment enabled a healthy grape overall.