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Sombra Botella Vidau


Time and words, the roots of the past projected into the future

I. VARIETALS: 100% Vidau.

II. ALCOHOL: 14% Vol.

III. AGING: 10 months in french new oak.

IV. ELABORATION: The grapes come from the winery owned vineyard site “Cuesta la Reina” over 80 years of age. The manual harvest took place in October. In the process we do not use any pumping system, only gravity to avoid damaging the fruit. The fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks with vineyard yeasts, controlling the temperature. The total duration of the maceration was 32 days. After the run off in December, the wine was transferred to French Allier and Romanian oak barrels where the wine was racked 5 times. Bottled in June (2 years later), remaining 12 months in the bottle cellar before being offered for sale.

V. TASTING: Well covered cherry red. Intense aromas with hints of ripe fruit, spices, balsamic and well assembled oak. Meaty and flavorful on the palate, well balanced and tannic. Nuanced long finish dominated by ripe fruit and aging notes.

VI. FOOD MATCH: The wine will accompany perfectly with cheese, beef, roasts, big and small game, rabbit, partridge, wild boar, roe deer and even meats in spicy sauce.

TIME AND WORDS: With the word “Vidau”, our ancestors referred to those vineyards with which were planted with different varietals. One word, a concept that Bodegas Escudero brings up to date from the past and projects into the future. From the best selection of mature grapes from these old vines, arises grateful and sincere wine, very complex and very natural. A wine that sinks into the roots of tradition and evokes memories of the time all that remains.

Awards and Ratings Banderola
VIDAU 05 - Guia Peñin, September of 2011 - 91/100 Pts.
VIDAU 05 - Wine Advocate, April of 2010 - 90/100 Pts.
VIDAU 05 - “Cata de Riojas“, Vinun, July of 2009 - 16/20 Pts.
VIDAU 04 - “La viña una idea muy clara”, El Pais, October of 2009 - 9/10 Pts.
VIDAU 04 - Guia Peñin, September of 2009 - 90/100 Pts.
VIDAU 05 - Portal, July of 2008
VIDAU 04 - Wine Advocate, February of 2007 - 89/100 Pts.

Familia Escudero

Familia Escudero

Bodegas Escudero & Vinsacro
Ctra. de Arnedo s/n.
26587, Grávalos (La Rioja) Spain
Tel.: (+34) 941 398 008 | Fax: (+34) 94 398 070