Red wine Barrel. 17 months in French oak barrels. Winery: Viñas del Jaro. D.O. Ribera del Duero. (Castilla y León) Coupage: Tempranillo
Red wine Barrel. 21 months in French oak barrels. Winery: Viñas del Jaro. D.O. Ribera del Duero. (Castilla y León) Coupage: Tempranillo
D.O.: D.O. Ribera del Duero
Viñas del Jaro was the first winery created by Compañía de Viñedos Iberian, the winemaking subsidiary company of the Osborne Osborne group. The relationship between the Osborne Osborne family and wine began in the 18th century, in the city of Puerto de Santa María, located in the heart of the Bahía de Cádiz, along with Sherry wine. The company’s headquarters are still located in the palatial home that the Osborne family still has in this area, and which is known as Hacienda El Pinar.
Shortly after, they founded Bodegas y Viñedos de Cal Grau, in the denomination of origin Priorat. Over the years, the project is still being developed, opting for red wines with personality in different winemaking regions of Spain. Today, Compañía de Viñedos Iberian is also present in other renowned areas like Rioja, Rueda, Cava-Penedés, Vino de la Tierra de Castilla, Rías Baixas, Castilla La Mancha and El Bierzo.
At the start of 2015, they created a strong partnership with the Mexican businessman, Ernesto Tinajero Flores, who entered into the Company’s capital, boosting its development under the philosophy of achieving the best wines form the different farms where the group’s winery’s are located.
History of the winery
The project Viñas del Jaro started with the search of a farm where they could make red wines that properly expressed the land, and they found it in the town of Pesquera de Duero (Valladolid). The farm is called ‘El Quiñón’ and it is where they built the first winery of the Group, Viñas del Jaro, under denomination of origin Ribera del Duero. It is one of the best farms of Ribera del Duero, in the province of Valladolid, one kilometre from the Duero river, on the right bank, surrounded by a small forest of century-old oaks known as ‘Jaro’, which gives its name to the winery. Viñas del Jaro is a small winery perfectly adjusted to the philosophy of the owners, in terms of the quality of the wines and the farm where they come from. Here, the different production and ageing tasks are carried out following the strictest quality processes.
The farm El Quiñón has 65 hectares, of which a total of 46 are of vineyards. The prevailing variety is the Tempranillo, with 41 hectares, which coexist with the 2.5 hectares of Merlot and 2.5 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon. It is located on a slope facing south, with an altitude that ranges from 800 745 metres, where the Winery is also located. The farm joins the moorland with the meadow, passing through three terraces created by the course of the river Duero. It has several slopes in different orientations. This makes it complex and difficult to work on, but at the same time, perfect to achieve wines with personality.
At Jaro, the harvest is carried out manually by expert grape pickers who collect the grapes in individual 15-kg boxes. The grapes, besides being selected in the vineyard, are harvested by plots and sectors, depending on their ripening moment. This enables them to separate and work with the different expressions of each one of the vineyards. The production is also carried out separately, always distinguishing the lots of wines that come from the different plots and sectors. The ageing takes place in French oak barrels. The wines, separated according to their origin, are tasted periodically to freely determine the time of ageing depending on their sensory state. Once the ageing process has finished, the wines are selected according to the quality for their corresponding brand. Then, they are taken to the bottle rack room, where their ageing in the bottles ends.
Wines from Viñas del Jaro
We present you with the list of wines made by Viñas del Jaro, which –as always–, you can buy at Decántalo.
Sembro with 100% Tinto Fino from the farm Finca el Quiñón. It is aged for 4 months in new and single-use French oak barrels with a capacity of 300 litres. It is a fruity, sweet and juicy wine, but also fresh, with some sweet and mature tannins that make it very pleasant, enveloping and without a harsh tannic.
Jaros is made with 90% Tinto Fino, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Merlot from the farm Finca el Quiñón. It is aged for 16 months in new and single-use French oak barrels with a capacity of 300 litres. On the nose, it unfolds aromas of forest fruit, on balsamic and menthol nuances, with notes of spices and fine woods. in the mouth, it is ample, balanced and with a very fruity persistent aftertaste, with a mineral retronasal sensation.
Chafandín is a varietal wine of Tinto Fino exclusively from the plot Pago de Chafandín. The malolactic fermentation takes place in 300-litre French oak barrels. Then, it is aged for 17 months in new and single-use French oak barrels with a capacity of 300 litres. This wine has intense aromas of ripe black fruit, and sensations of minerals and fine woods. In the mouth, it is very ample, with a fruity volume and great development, and a persistent aftertaste.
Jaros Reserva Familia is made from Tinto Fino vineyards that are over 40 years old, planted on the farm Finca El Quiñón. This wine is aged for 18 months in new 300-litre French oak barrels. On the nose, it is intense and elegant, with aromas of red fruit jam and balsamic and plant sensations. In the mouth, it is balanced and fine, with a long trajectory where the fruity, floral and spicy nuances stand out in the retronasal route.
Sed de Caná is made with 100% Tinto Fino from specific sectors of the oldest vineyards of the plot Pago de Chafandín. The malolactic fermentation takes place in 300-litre French oak barrels. Then, it is aged for 21 months in new French oak barrels with a capacity of 300 litres. Throughout the ageing process, in certain vintages some wines convey more elegance and personality in successive tastings. Then, those barrels are selected within the first six months after each harvest and separated to monitor them individually. The year in which this event takes place is bottled under the brand Sed de Caná, and it gives rise to the most emblematic wine of the winery. It has fruity and floral aromas (violets) on elegant, mineral, balsamic and spicy nuances. In the mouth, it is ample, juicy and with body, but with a fine trajectory full of expression and balance. A thrilling and persistent finish.
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