D.O. Ribera del Duero (Castilla y León)
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.
In the mouth it is powerful and fresh, flavoursome and fleshy. We appreciate fruits and some liquorice. Good acidity. Medium-length aftertaste.
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.