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Characteristics of Pruno
Pruno is a red wine from the Ribera del Duero produced by Bodega Finca Villacreces, one of the wineries belonging to Artevino Group. The winery was acquired in 2004 by Gonzalo and Lalo Anton and inaugurated in 2007, following the refurbishment of facilities and the recovery of the vineyard. Pruno is the smallest of the wineries and was the last to join the family. Pruno continues to receive good reviews, vintage after vintage, including by Robert Parker. Robert Parker is a great lover of this wine and named it as the best Spanish wine in history for less than $20.
The climate in the Ribera del Duero is continental but with an Atlantic character. It is characterized by dry summers, long and harsh winters, pronounced seasonal temperature fluctuations and a moderate-low rainfall of 350-500 mm each year. This wine is a blend of Tinto Fino (90%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (10%) from 64 hectares of the Finca Villacreces property in the Milla de Oro in Ribera del Duero. The vineyards are planted on sandy loam soil about 710 metres above sea level.
Regarding the preparation of this fantastic wine, after a manual harvest is carried out in boxes of 15 kg. Grapes undergo a double selection, clusters are first selected manually and then go through a ventilation system. Subsequently, alcoholic and malolactic fermentation is performed in stainless steel tanks before maturing. Pruno spends 12 months in 3 year old French oak barrels. A wine with an excellent value.
Serve at 16ºC
Rice with meat, Small game, Roasts, Roasted lamb, Complex salads, Grilled red meats, Beef
Pruno 2016 is a medium-bodied red wine from a vintage where the great production has managed to provide good fluidity to the wine. This wine has rested 12 months in the barrel to achieve a more serious and spicy profile. A good, balanced wine with an excellent price for pleasure.
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.
SightCherry red with violet hues. Clean and bright.Nose
The nose has a medium to high intensity. It is a clean, fresh wine, with a clear role of red fruit with roasted and smoky notes from the barrel. When opened, this wine shows aromas of ripe black fruit accompanied by dairy memories, spices and liquorice and vanilla. Floral and balsamic background.
In the mouth it is powerful and fresh, flavoursome and fleshy. We appreciate fruits and some liquorice. Good acidity. Medium-length aftertaste.
SightIntense cherry red with violet edges. Clean and bright with a dense tear.NoseA medium-high intensity nose that is also clean and fresh. The fresh red fruit is well matched by signs of its ageing in wooden barrels. When the bottle is opened, aromas of ripe dark fruit appear alongside roasted and milky hints, spices, liquorice, vanilla and subtle floral touches against an intense balsamic backdrop.TasteA powerful and fresh attack. A tasty and fleshy mid-palate with very present and strong fruit hint on the palate. Good and well-defined acidity and intense tannins. A medium-long finish with slight and pleasant bitter hints with a great and spiced persistence.
SightIntense picota cherry colour with violet rims. Clean and bright with dense tears on the glass.NoseMedium-high intensity, clean and fresh nose. Fresh red fruit is accompanied well by notes of its ageing in wood. Once opened out, aromas of ripe black fruit appear, roasted and lactic nuances, spices, liquorice and vanilla, subtle floral touches and an intense, balsamic background.TastePowerful and fresh attack. Tasty and fleshy on the palate, with lots of fruit and something alcoholic. Good acidity, well defined. Intense tannins. Medium-long finish with slight bitter, but pleasant notes and good persistence, somewhat spicy.
SightPurple colour, almost opaque.NoseFruity aromas.TasteIn the mouth, it is pleasant and sweet. Ripe fruit, liquorice, roasted notes and toffee. Great and long aftertaste.
SightIntense cherry colour with violet edges. Medium robe. Bright and dense legs.NoseClean and fresh in the nose. Its notes of fresh red fruit are very well integrated with the creamy notes provided by the oak. When it opens up, some notes of mocha, licorice and vanilla are displayed along withsubtle floral and balsamic touches and a slight mineral nuance. Very elegant and a little sweety.TasteExtraordinary and pleasant wine from the Ribera del Duero with a good attack and very tasty, sweet, soft, silky and very fresh mid palate. Its high presence of fruit is noticed along with the creamy and spicy notes provided by the wood. Its correct acidity provides the wine with a good freshness. Polished tannins and a kong and very persistent finish.
An elegant and very tasty fruity wine to be enjoyed.
SightIntense cherry color.NoseAroma of red fruits with an accompaniment of oak which foresees its entry gourmand and sweet.TasteNice smooth passage through the mouth and memory.