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El Secreto de María

El Secreto de María
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El Secreto de María
Red wine Aged in wood. 12 months in French and American oak barrels.
Variety: Tinto Fino
Designation of Origin: D.O. Ribera del Duero
Production area: Castilla y León
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.0%
Red wine Aged in wood. 12 months in French and American oak barrels.
Variety: Tinto Fino
D.O. Ribera del Duero (Castilla y León)
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.0%
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body

Characteristics of El Secreto de María

El Secreto de María  is a red wine produced by the winery Virgen de la Asunción in La Horra, D.O. Ribera del Duero.


Thewinery Virgen de la Asunción is a cooperative comprised of more than 100 winegrowing families. It was founded in 1957 in La Horra, and it is one of the leading cooperatives in Ribera del Duero.

They own 325 hectares of vineyards located in the Golden Triangle (Roa-La Horra-Sotillo), at altitudes that range between 800 and 850 metres. Half of the vines are over 50 years old and some of them are even a century old.


El Secreto de María is a red wine made from Tinto Fino from vines that are 50-70 years old, planted on clayey-calcareous soils at an altitude of 800-830 metres.

This wine is aged for 12 months in new American and French oak barrels, with weekly batonnages. Without filtering nor stabilising.

 

El Secreto de María is a robust, complex and voluminous wine. The intensity of the fruit does not cover the elegance of the wood. It is expected to have an excellent progress.

Serve at 15.0ºC
Contains sulphites
Pairing
Steak tartare, Roasted red meats, Stews, Roasted lamb, Large game

Tasting notes El Secreto de María

The 2015 vintage started with a winter that had good groundwater reserves. The spring was warm and dry until well into the month of June, when there were intense rainfall at the beginning of the blooming. A summer with some well spread out storms gave way to a very dry autumn. The harvest was slightly ahead of the usual dates, but the analytical and organoleptic features, and the balance of the berries, were ideal. Thus enabled the harvest to take place at the optimal ripening time. The wines from this vintage, which was classified as excellent, have a good colour intensity, significant fruity notes on the nose and a high tannic potential in the mouth, with sweet tannins that indicate the good phenolic ripening of the berries. A vintage reminiscent of the exceptional 2005 vintage.
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.
Regarding climate, the 2012 vintage started with the sprouting of the vines in the beginning of spring with the cooler temperatures. In May, generous rainfall and high temperatures gave way to a generalised drought throughout the summer. Luckily, the rains started at the onset of the ripening. The precipitations at the beginning of October, and the nice temperatures during the harvest, resulted in the a uniform phenolic ripening. The wines from this vintage have a good alcoholic strength, balanced by moderate levels of acidity, with a good colour and phenolic intensity, and a suitable level of tannins, all important features for a perfect ageing.

Ratings

  • Peñin 91
  • Decántalo 92
  • Peñin 90

Ratings for the vintages from D.O. Ribera del Duero

2019 Excellent
2018 Very good
2017 Very good
2016 Very good
2015 Excellent
2014 Very good
2013 Good
2012 Very good
2011 Excellent
2010 Excellent
2009 Excellent
2008 Very good
2007 Very good
2006 Good
2005 Very good
2004 Excellent
2003 Very good
2002 Very good
2001 Very good
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Designation of Origin D.O. Ribera del Duero

Winery Bodega Virgen de la Asunción

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