Bodegas Balbas Gran Reserva (750ml)
Castilla y Leon
Ribera del Duero
Balbas Winery was founded in 1777, the same year that work started on the first underground wine cavern marking over 200 years of tradition and four generations dedicated to the noble art of winemaking in the Ribera del Duero. Balbas Winery along with a small group of others created and developed what today is known as the Denomination of Origin of The Ribera del Duero. Balbas has 90 hectares of winery owned vineyards. Tempranillo or Tinta del Pais is spread throughout the area and is famous in the region. Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot are often added to the wines. The entire crop is picked by hand and yields are kept low with some plots producing only 1,000 kilos per hectare with a maximum of 5,000 kilos per hectare. Together with the green pruning and other skilled methods that respect the environment, Balbas wines are at once powerful and elegant.
Notes of tar, plum, licorice and minerals. This is a savory dense style with with firm tannins and balsamic acidity providing structure. Spice and smoke linger on the finish.