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Torralvo Vizcarra

Torralvo Vizcarra
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Torralvo Vizcarra
Red wine Reserva. 18 months in French oak barrels.
Variety: Tinto Fino
Designation of Origin: D.O. Ribera del Duero
Production area: Castilla y León
Winery: Vizcarra
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.0%
Red wine Reserva. 18 months in French oak barrels.
Variety: Tinto Fino
D.O. Ribera del Duero (Castilla y León)
Winery: Vizcarra
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.0%
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body

Characteristics of Torralvo Vizcarra

Bodegas Vizcarra is one of the best wineries in the D.O. Ribera del Duero.
Torralvo is a red wine made with the Tinta Fina variety from vines over 60 years old, a true reflection of the authenticity of the Ribera del Duero. The malolactic fermentation takes place in barrels and the wine then ages for 18 months in new French oak barrels.
Serve at 16.0ºC
Contains sulphites
We recommend decanting before consumption
Pairing
Iberian ham, Game animals, Roasted lamb, Mature cheese, Grilled red meats, Roasted Pork

Tasting notes Torralvo Vizcarra

The 2017 vintage rated as "Very Good" has been characterized by being a warm and dry year. Low water reserves at the start became more severe during the months of July and August, when conditions were extremely dry except for some heavy rains towards the beginning of the harvest. Yet without a doubt the defining moment of the year was the frost that affected much of Ribera del Duero on April 28th, immediately following budding, resulting in weak plant mass. This affected plant growth and flowering for the entire year resulting in major production losses. This mishap was followed by some very hot months in June and July. Due to these events the wines of this year are characterized by being wines with more volume and medium acidity. Perfect to drink while young and with a good capacity for aging.
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.
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.
Sight A picota cherry colour with a ruby rim. Clean and bright, with pretty, slow and even falling tears on the glass. Nose This wine, of medium-high intensity, exudes clean aromas of ripe red fruit, which give way to nice toasted, balsamic notes, spices and some floral touches. Taste Good, intense attack. Serene and elegant on the palate. Full-bodied with a sharp acidity and sweet, light, polished tannins. Nice bitter notes prevail over a long and persistent finish which leaves toasted and fruity nuances at retro-olfaction. An extremely well made red wine.
Sight A picota cherry colour with a ruby rim. Clean and bright, with pretty, slow and even falling tears on the glass. Nose This wine, of medium-high intensity, exudes clean aromas of ripe red fruit, which gives way to nice toasted, balsamic notes, spices and some floral touches.  Taste Good, intense attack. Serene and elegant on the palate. Full-bodied with a sharp acidity and sweet, light, polished tannins. Nice bitter notes prevail over a long and persistent finish which leaves toasted and fruity nuances at retro-olfaction. An extremely well made red wine

Ratings

  • Parker 94
  • Peñin 94
  • Atkin 92
  • Decántalo 93
  • Parker 93
  • Peñin 94
  • Parker 91
  • Peñin 93
  • Parker 93
  • Peñin 93
  • Decántalo 92
  • Parker 91
  • Decántalo 92
  • Parker 89
  • Peñin 95

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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Designation of Origin D.O. Ribera del Duero

Winery Vizcarra

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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