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Characteristics of Finca El Peruco
Finca El Peruco is a red wine made by Goyo García Viadero, in Gumiel de Mercado, D.O. Ribera del Duero.
Years ago, Goyo García Viadero decided to set out on a different path to that of the family winery, Valduero. Seeking the authenticity of native varieties in Castilla León, he restored old vineyards and reclaimed traditional practices in the vineyard rather than make use of modern viticultural techniques, which abuse herbicides and pesticides. He avoids using enzymes, non-native yeasts and conservatives in the winery.
This has led him to winemaking in three different areas: Ribera del Duero (Olmedillo de Roa, Villanueva de Gumiel and Anguix), in Cantabria in Valle del Liébana (Pumareña and Los Cos) and in Ribera del Arlanza.
Finca El Peruco is an estate in Olmedillo de Roa (Burgos), with an altitude of 860 metres, a northwest orientation and a notable Continental climate. The vines are goblet-trained on sandy, stony soil on clay, and Tinta Fina can be found mixed with a few strains of Albillo in the same vineyard.
It is harvested manually and ferments for 10-15 days with a 3 week maceration process. It ages for 17 months in used 225 litre barrels wihout being filtered or clarified.
Finca El Peruco is a wine with lots of character, it is fleshy and very long. The intensity of the Tempranillo grape is refined to perfection with a long ageing period in old barrels and the freshness of the Albillo grape.
Serve at 16ºC
White meat with sauce, Cold meat, Mature cheese, White roasted meat, Roasted red meats
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.
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.
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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.