In 2010 grapes were harvested during the second week of October. Grapes saw a total of 25 days maceration with the must/wine during fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Following alcoholic fermentation the wine was racked to barrel for ML. The wine was aged for 14 months in 1/3 each new, 1 year old and 2 year old, fine-grained French oak barrels.
The Wine Advocate
Pago El Almendro is the personal project of Oscar Hernando, the owner of the best modern-cuisine restaurant in Segovia, Maracaibo (highly recommended) in the red wine zone of the province of Segovia, Valtiendas, where his family had roots and vineyards and had always produced wine.
The wine they have produced since the beginning is now in the 2011 vintage. I'm talking about the 2011 Viviencias, pure Tempranillo from the zone of Valtiendas in the province of Segovia, from vines planted on a plateau at 955 meters altitude where the soils are chalk-rich and covered with boulders. The nose is quite perfumed, showing ripeness and generous oaking, coming through as quite attractive, a little jammy and showy. The palate is medium-bodied with moderate tannins and acidity, in a style that can remind you of a Ribera del Duero. 7,000 bottles. Issue #221, October 2015
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Dark ruby. Fragrant scents of blueberry preserves, vanilla, spicy oak and woodsmoke. Round and seamless, with nicely concentrated dark fruit flavors complemented by mocha and licorice. Gentle tannins shape the finish, which lingers with appealing sweetness. Issue 170, Sept/Oct 2013