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Characteristics of Ars Romántica
Ars Romantica is a red wine from Ribera del Duero, produced by Bodegas de Bardos, belonging to the Vintae Group, which are known to produce wines in twelve different Spanish regions, such as the Hacienda López from Haro.
Ars Romantica is made from 100% Tinta del País (Tempranillo). The grapes come from a rigorous selection of low yielding old vines located in the highlands of the central plateau in Onesimus Quintanilla (Valladolid).
The development of Ars Romantica begins with a harvest during the last week of September and first week of October.
The grapes, once collected, are transported to the winery in boxes of 15 kilos and small trailers. Here a selection of bunches is made on tables. Subsequent fermentation and maceration is carried out in vats of 15,000 kg at a temperature of 28ªC for 3 or 4 weeks.
Once fermented and macerated, Ars Romantica undergoes a malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels, with a weekly beating and strict control of each barrel.
Finally, Ars Romantica is aged for 14 months in barrels of one and two years in French oak, located in underground cellars where the temperature is maintained throughout the year at around 14ºC. Ars Romantica is a soft and original wine.
After the withering in a mild winter, the warm start of spring brought sprouting forward by almost 10 days. The summer, which was quite cool and dry, enabled the good evolution of the growth cycle and a balanced ripening. This was a vintage without setbacks. Worth mentioning is the high production of this vintage due to good climatic behaviour during the harvest.
The wines from this vintage have great colour intensity, and a high fruity expression on the nose and in the mouth. Their balance and tannic potential stand out; these features show us the great potential to produce great wines for ageing, and for lighter and fruitier productions.
This was a complicated year. Although the sprouting of the vines was slightly early, the low temperatures recorded during the spring delayed the growth cycle, which no longer recovered in the summer, despite having a warm month of July.
The harvest was carried out at a fast pace, and with the extra effort of the viticulturers, who discarded the fruit that did not meet the optimal conditions. This way, they made sure that they avoided the probable effect of the botrytis attacks due to the rains they had around this time.
The wines from this vintage, rated as a good one, offer good colour intensity, great fruit expression and a lot of freshness.
SightCherry red, high layer.Nose This wine comes across burly, but silky and friendly, with perfectly polished tannins and a nice finish, with a presence of black fruit. TasteThis wine comes across burly, but silky and friendly, with perfectly polished tannins and a nice finish, with a presence of black fruit.
SightA purplish cherry red colour, high robe.NoseAttractive nose with lots of fruit and liquorice, combined with notes from its ageing in wood.TasteThis wine is full bodied, but silky and pleasing on the palate, with perfectly polished tannins and a good finish, with nuances of black fruit and undergrowth.
Ribera del Duero is a Denomination of Origin located on the northern plateau, bathed by the waters of the River Duero, where they produce delicious and recognised red wines with great complexity made from the Trinto Fino grape variety.