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Pruno

Pruno
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Pruno
Red wine Barrel. 12 months in French oak barrels.

Available vintages of Pruno

  • Pruno 2016
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  • Pruno Magnum 2016
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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.

Alcohol: 14.0%
Serve at 16ºC
Pairing
Rice with meat, Small game, Roasts, Roasted lamb, Complex salads, Grilled red meats, Beef

Tasting notes Pruno

After a dry winter, spring came loaded with rain. Thankfully, this water was stored, since it was much needed during the extremely dry summer. The low temperatures during spring delayed the sprouting of the vines, which led the growth cycle to start with delay. However, this delay was offset thanks to the high temperatures recorded in July and August, to the point of delaying ripening in those younger vineyards. The 2016 vintage beat the production record of the 2014 vintage. And not only in production, but also in quality due to the excellent weather conditions and the excellent health of the vineyards. The wines from this vintage offer a lot of volume, with a good capacity to face the passing of time, with roundness and spectacular tannins. A harvest reminiscent of those of the late 80s and early 90s.
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.
Sight Cherry 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.

Taste

In the mouth it is powerful and fresh, flavoursome and fleshy. We appreciate fruits and some liquorice. Good acidity. Medium-length aftertaste.

Sight Intense cherry red with violet edges. Clean and bright with a dense tear. Nose A 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. Taste A 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.
Sight Intense picota cherry colour with violet rims. Clean and bright with dense tears on the glass. Nose Medium-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. Taste Powerful 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.
Sight Purple colour, almost opaque. Nose Fruity aromas. Taste In the mouth, it is pleasant and sweet. Ripe fruit, liquorice, roasted notes and toffee. Great and long aftertaste.
Sight Intense cherry colour with violet edges. Medium robe. Bright and dense legs. Nose Clean 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. Taste Extraordinary 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.
Sight Intense cherry color. Nose Aroma of red fruits with an accompaniment of oak which foresees its entry gourmand and sweet. Taste Nice smooth passage through the mouth and memory.

Ratings

  • Decántalo 91
  • Parker 90
  • Peñin 91
  • Decántalo 93
  • Decántalo 91
  • Parker 93
  • Decántalo 94
  • Parker 93
  • Peñin 91
  • Decántalo 92
  • Parker 93
  • Peñin 92
  • Decántalo 91
  • Parker 94
  • Peñin 92
  • Decántalo 90
  • Parker 91
  • Peñin 92
  • Decántalo 87
  • Parker 91
  • Peñin 89

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

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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Production area D.O. Ribera del Duero

Winery Finca Villacreces

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.

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