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Characteristics of López Cristóbal Selección
López Cristobal Selección is a red wine from the D.O. Ribera del Duero made by the LópezCristobal winery. This wine is a single-variety Tinta del País.
The grape used for López Cristobal Selección comes from the Durón estate, located around 800m above sea level. It is an old vineyard, now around 35 years old, and grows on clay limestone soil. It is harvested manually using small boxes to avoid bursting the grape during transportation to the winery. Once they arrive at the facilities, the berries pass over a selection table.
The production process starts with a phase of alcoholic fermentation at 30ºC. Later, the must goes through a phase of malolactic fermentation in the barrel.
Finally, López Cristobal Selección ages in new oak barrels for 15 months.
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.
After a predictable winter, the weather changed in spring. Temperatures were higher than normal, which caused an early start of the grapes’ ripening cycle. The normal course of the climate at the end of spring and at the beginning of the summer, allowed the vines to recover their usual pace, and the veraison took place on the expected dates. The beginning of the harvest was slightly early due to the strong heat the grapes suffered during their ripening. However, the nice weather throughout the harvest, without rain or frost, provided grapes with an impeccable health. Wines from the 2011 vintage have a slightly higher alcohol strength than usual, with a perfect balance thanks to their natural acidity, concentration of colour and phenolic richness. For all these reasons, this vintage has been classified as excellent, offering high-quality young wines, and wines with the ideal features for their ageing.
Ribera del Duero wine is one of the most prestigious wines in Spain. Red wines made with Tinto Fino variety grapes, with highly complex aromas, fine on the palate and with a great storage capacity. The wines of Ribera del Duero present a perfect balance between the vividness of the fruit and the refinement of the wood, which has led to them obtaining a well-deserved international acclaim.