Bodegas La Horra 2014 "Corimbo I" Ribera del Duero, Spain
Bodegas La Horra is a venture from the iconic Rioja producer, Bodegas Roda. They spent four years in research and investigation to find the land best adapted to Tempranillo, the variety which is known in depth by the research and technical team at Roda. They found the most suitable region was Ribera del Duero and specifically within this DO, the area of La Horra. They partnered with the Balbas family, who own some of the most coveted vineyard sites in the village with old bush vines of Tinta del País.
- Winemaker: Agustín Santolaya Santolaya
- Farming: Organic
- Grape Varieties: 100% Tinta Fina (Tempranillo)
- Soils / Terroir: Vines are an average age of 50 years in La Horra and Roa on limestone/chalk soils.
- Vinification: Fermentation in a combination of large wood and stainless steel vats followed by 16 months aging in barrel - 80% French oak and 20% American oak.
- Tasting Notes: An elegant medium bodied wine with luscious texture and firm structure on the palate. Aromas of black licorice, eucalyptus, and juicy, ripe blackberry. This wine can be enjoyed now, or held 10-15 years.
- Critical Acclaim:
- 93 PTS, James Suckling
- 91 PTS, Luis Gutierrez