Portia Crianza Ribero del Duero 2009

Portia Crianza Ribero del Duero 2009 € 15.99
Brand: Portia
Availability: In Stock
Ex Tax: € 13.21

Specification

Properties
Region Ribero del Duero
ABV 14,5%
Volume 0.75 liter
Grape variety Tempranillo
Serving temperature 16 - 18°c

Description

Established in the 1990s, Portia Prima is the debut release from the Portia Estate in Spain’s exciting Ribera del Duero region. It is the outcome of a venture begun some 15 years ago by the Martinez family, owners of Bodegas Faustino, a leading producer of wines from the Rioja. The name of the new property has a dual origin, both as a reference to the seventh satellite of the planet Uranus (representing the pioneer, inventor, creator and artist according to astrology), and the Latin word for a token offering made in ancient times as a symbol of gratitude toward the elements in return for a healthy and abundant harvest. Commissioned by the Martinez family, the project represents the first winery designed by internationally famed architect Norman Foster, head of the London-based design team, Foster + Partners. The property embraces 400 acres of terrain enjoying an eastern and southern orientation in Ribera del Duero. Vineyards are planted chiefly with Tempranillo (known locally as Tinta Fina) at an average density of 1,200 vines per acre. Bodegas Portia is the new star in Ribera de Duero.

This Portia Crianza from 2009 is a 100% Tempranillo matured for 10 months in American oak. It has a cherry red colour  with aromas of cherries and black berries followed by vanilla, tobacco and spices. The palate is gentle, elegant and mouth filling with sweet tannins, ripe fruit, a little wood and a long finish.

This wine is a good companion of grilled meat, beef, peppers, chicken liver, lamb and hard mature cheeses.

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