This wine comes from the Quality Wine Region of Valtiendas. The region is in the Northeast of the province of Segovia abutting its more famous neighbor, Ribera del Duero. A key difference versus Ribera del Duero is the altitude of the vineyards, 900 meters and higher. Currently there are 5 recognized Bodegas in the region, with 100 hectares under cultivation.
Vivencias is produced from a 1.4 hectare vineyard planted with 20 year old Tinto Fino vines. The vineyard is 955 meters above sea level located in the village of Paramo de Valtiendas. The soils are calciferous clay with big stones. 2010 was harvested 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.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright ruby. Dark berries, licorice and mocha on the pungent nose. Shows very good energy in the mouth, offering juicy blueberry and bitter cherry flavors and a mounting spiciness. Finishes supple, expansive and long, firmed by fine-grained, sweet tannins. Issue 170, Sept/Oct 2013