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Semele Crianza

Semele Crianza
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An ageing of Ribera de Duero that is incredible value for money

Semele Crianza
Red wine Crianza. 12 months in oak barrels.
Variety: Merlot,  Tinto Fino
Production area: D.O. Ribera del Duero
Winery: Montebaco
Volume: 75 cl., Magnum
Alcohol: 14.0%
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body

Available vintages of Semele Crianza

  • Semele Crianza 2016
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  • Semele Crianza Magnum 2016
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Characteristics of Semele Crianza

Semele is a red wine from Ribera del Duero prepared by Montebaco, a winery that was founded in the mid-80s by Manuel Esteban and his family. It was not until 1994 that the first wine cellar was developed.

The climate of this area is extremely continental, characterized by dry summers, hard and long winters and low rainfall. A large temperature variation between stations is recorded and also between day and night. This wine is a blend of Tempranillo and Merlot from the Monte Alto farm, a vineyard of 50 hectares of vines 20 years old. The vineyard was planted on clay-limestone soil, about 850-900 meters above sea level, between the towns of Valbuena and Pesquera de Duero. Semele remains in the barrel for 12 months to mature.

Serve at 15ºC
Contains sulphites
Pairing
Mushrooms, Roasts, Roasted lamb, Beans and pulses, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegetables, Cold meat

Tasting notes Semele Crianza

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.
Semele Crianza 2015. In this exceptional vintage, it is a concentrated red wine. Very mature and a marked toasted character given by the barrel, but with quite a light mid-palate. A wine for lovers of powerful aromas.
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.
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.
Sight

Intense cherry red, clear and bright.

Nose The nose is clean and intense. There are aromas of red fruit with notes of sweet spices, roasted flavours and balsamic aromas. Intense memories of peppers and liquorice. Taste

On the palate, it is soft, fresh and full of volume. Fruity notes appear. Good acidity and sweet polished tannins. Long finish.

Sight Dark cherry colour with ruby red edges. Clean and bright, with abundant thin tears. Nose Intense, clean and expressive nasal aromas. Its notes of red fruit stand out mixed with some notes of sweet spices, toasted aromas and a balsamic background. Intense notes reminiscent of red peppers and liquorice. Taste In the palate, after a soft but quite bulky attack, this wine shows a fresh mid palate and leaves fruity sensations. It has a good acidity and marked, slightly sweet and drying tannins. Medium finish with a marked persistence. Very good value for money.
Sight Dark cherry colour with ruby red edges. Clean and bright, with abundant thin tears. Nose Intense, clean and expressive nasal aromas. Its notes of red fruit stand out mixed with some notes of sweet spices, toasted aromas and a balsamic background. Intense notes reminiscent of red peppers and liquorice. Taste In the palate, after a soft but quite bulky attack, this wine shows a fresh mid palate and leaves fruity sensations. It has a good acidity and marked, slightly sweet and drying tannins. Medium finish with a marked persistence. Very good value for money.
Sight Deep cherry red with violet trims. Midium robe. Fine and abundant tears. Nose Good intensity with a lot of red fruits together with notes of licorice and vanilla, hints of cream and balsamic and toasted touches. Taste Nice and fresh wine, with a good presence of red fruit, less intense than in the nose. Subtly sweet and ripe tannins. Silky and warm mid palate. Balsamic and spicy scents are noticed in the finish together with a certain acidity. Medium and persistent finish.
Sight Deep cherry red with violet trims. Midium robe. Fine and abundant tears. Nose Good intensity with a lot of red fruits together with notes of licorice and vanilla, hints of cream and balsamic and toasted touches. Taste Nice and fresh wine, with a good presence of red fruit, less intense than in the nose. Subtly sweet and ripe tannins. Silky and warm mid palate. Balsamic and spicy scents are noticed in the finish together with a certain acidity. Medium and persistent finish.
Sight Intense cherry pillory. Nose Aroma of good intensity, with ripe black fruit, expressive, finely perfumed spices (cinnamon, cloves) and well integrated wood notes. Taste Entry large, tasty. Harmonious acidity and tannin. Average end.
Sight Intense cherry pillory. Nose

Aroma of good intensity, with ripe black fruit and an expressive, finely scented, spices (cinnamon, cloves) and a well-integrated wood that does not stand out.

Aroma, ripe black and red fruit, spices and balsamic, light touches of wood.

Taste Entry broad tasty. Tannic acid and harmonious. Final half.

Ratings

  • Peñin 92
  • Decántalo 90
  • Peñin 94
  • Peñin 90
  • Decántalo 89
  • Parker 87
  • Peñin 91
  • Decántalo 89
  • Peñin 87
  • Decántalo 89
  • Peñin 83
  • Decántalo 88
  • Peñin 82
  • Decántalo 88
  • Peñin 80

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

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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Production area D.O. Ribera del Duero

Winery Montebaco

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.

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The winery Montebaco is located between two towns: Valbuena de Duero, Pesquera de Duero DO Ribera de Duero becoming an "island" in the OJ The climate is continental with extreme temperature fluctuations quite pronounced. Three main varieties grown only Tinto Fino. During the process from harvesting to bottling minimizing handling of the wines.

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  • Semele Crianza Magnum 2016

    Red wine Crianza. 12 months in oak barrels. Volume: Magnum Winery: Montebaco. Production area: D.O. Ribera del Duero. Grapes used in this wine: Merlot and Tinto Fino.

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