Cillar de Silos

Ribera del Duero

'Estate' Tinto Fino 2019


This is our favourite lamb wine - it's just dying to cut some fat! Old vine fruit is gently fermented and sensibly extracted then aged a year or so in older French oak. Very little is 'done' to affect this gentle, natural and characterful expression.

All fruit is hand selected in the field and then hand-sorted upon reception in the bodega. Most fermentations are in stainless steel, all fruit is de-stemmed, and the wines are gently macerated for 7-10 days, with daily pumpovers, lightly pressed to undergo malolactic in French oak. Estate (Crianza) aged in 1-4yo wood. 

Juicy, and alive, this earthen beauty has ginger in blueberry, delicate bark-balsam and fine satin florals. The pippy mulberry fruit is cut with anise and red heather, dreamy earthiness and nutty tannin aromatics. It's perfectly balanced in the mouth, with the generous inky blue fruit profile cut by admirable fruit tannin, finely judged oak, natural spice and acid. Gorgeous, fluid and long.