Wines

Evolet 2012

Region: D.O.P. Vino de Calidad de Valtiendas
Winery: PAGO EL ALMENDRO

Grapes: 100% Tempranillo
Vintage: 2012
Color: Red

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.

This is the first vintage of Evolet, a new brand for restaurateur and winemaker Oscar Hernando. This wine is produced with 100% Tempranillo grapes, from 20 year old vines planted in very chalky soils at 900 meters above sea level. Grapes were hand harvested and fermented in stainless steel tank. The wine was then aged in 500 L oak barrels for 6 months.

Reviews

Publication Score Comments
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar 90 Saturated ruby. Cherry, dark berries, cola and peppery spices on the fragrant nose. Smooth, pliant and sweet, boasting very good breadth to its ripe blackberry and cherry-vanilla flavors. Finishes sappy, broad and long, with lingering spiciness and no obvious tannins.
“Focus on Spain” Issue 176 Sept/Oct 2014
Wine & Spirits Magazine 88 Under the intense sun of Valtiendas, in the heart of Castilla, this tempranillo shows its power. It is ripe, voluptuous, full of black fruit and sweet spice. It needs lamb.
August, 2016