Sombra Botella Vinsacro Dioro Tinto


Sacred Valley, past and present conjugated in the wine

I. VARIETALS: 100% Vidau (Blend of the de variedatals Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuelo with predomínense of 70 years plus Garnacha.)

II. ALCOHOL: 13% Vol.

III. VINEYARDS AND HARVEST: Selected grapes from the old vineyard “Cuesta la Reina” “ on the southern slope of Mount Yerga, on a hillside beginning at 450 and going up to 800 meters. The calcareous clay soils are poor and stony. It is an estatem of 120 acres belonging to Escudero family for over 4 generations. A family which has always cultivated the vineyard. The production per hectare is very low. The Tempranillo is harvested in the first week of October, in the third week of the harvest, the Garnacha followed by the Graciano, ending in the first week of November with the variety Mazuelo. The grapes are harvested by hand, selecting the grapes and carried to the winery in boxes.

IV. ELABORATION: The fermentation is carried out with autochthonous yeasts and the must macerated for 34 days, breaking the cap on a daily base. Then transferred to the barrel barrel where the malolactic fermentation took place. The wine remained in French Allier oak for 17 months and was bottled after a light filtration.

V. TASTING: Intense dark cherry color. Very expressive aromas showing good maturity, balsamic and mineral notes of leather and with a nice vanilla background. Tasty with a lot of body and structure, with ripe and round tannins, which leaves you with the feeling of having another glass. Very long and ample.
(The slogan of our winemaker “wine is to enjoy”)

VI. FOOD MATCH: Roast lamb or pork, game, beef steaks, stewed meats, aged and blue cheese.

Awards and Ratings Banderola
Dioro - “Cata para la reentree”, Mundo Vino, September of 2011 - 15,5/20 Pts.
Dioro - Guia Peñin, September of 2011 - 90/100 Pts.
Dioro 2005 - The Wine Advocate, September of 2010 - 92/100 Pts.
Dioro 2003 - Vinos de España, September of 2009 - 92/100 Pts.
Dioro 2004 - Guia Peñin, September of 2009 - 90/100 Pts.
Dioro 2004 - Vinos de España, February of 2009 - Oro
Dioro 2004 - Mivino, December of 2008 - Oro
Dioro 2004 - Revista Sobremesa , October of 2008 - 95/100 Pts.
Dioro 2004 - Revista Restauradores, October of 2008 - 98/100 Pts.
Dioro 2004 - The Wine Advocate, February of 2008 - 92/100 Pts.
Dioro 2004 - Vinos de Rioja, January of 2008 - 92/100 Pts.
Dioro 2003 - The Wine Advocate, February of 2007 - 92/100 Pts.
Dioro 2003 - Vinos de España, September of 2006 - Oro
Dioro 2001 - The Wine Advocate, June of 2005 - 96/100 Pts.
Dioro 2001 - “El Podio” , Guia Peñin Magazine, September of 2004 - 94/100 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