Sombra Botella Vinsacro Tinto


Sacred Valley, past and present conjugated in the wine

I. VARIETALS: 40% Vidau, 50% Tempranillo y 10% Mazuelo.

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 cuvée and fermentation lasts for 28 to 30 days and is done in stainless steel vats, with indigenous yeasts at a controlled temperature of 30 ° C. with a daily remontage and breaking of the cap, a long maceration to extract maximum color and tannin to ensure this wine has a long life. Aged in American oak for 16 months.

V. TASTING: Dark cherry color. Intense and elegant sweet spices, chocolate and ripe fruit with suggestive toasty aromas that tell us about the aging in good oak. Tasty, powerful, meaty and structured and at the same time easy to drink, very round. The slogan of our winemaker “Wine is to enjoy”. Valsacro red wine is a wine to be stored, so that positive developments are expected for at least 15 years.

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

Awards and Ratings Banderola
Tinto 2004 - "Premium Select Wine Challenge", ProWein 2012, January of 2012 - *** Estrellas Plata
Tinto 2005 - La Guia Peñin, January of 2011 - 91/100 Pts.
Tinto 2005 - The Wine Advocate, September of 2010 - 91/100 Pts.
Tinto 2004 - La Guia Peñin, September of 2009 - 90/100 Pts.
Tinto 2004 - Vinos de España, February of 2009 - Oro
Tinto 2004 - The Wine Advocate, February of 2008 - 91/100 Pts.
Tinto 2004 - Vinos de Rioja, January of 2008 - 91/100 Pts.
Tinto 2001 - Club de Gourmet, February of 2008 - 9/10 Pts.
Tinto 2001 - The Wine Advocate, February of 2007 - 90/100 Pts.
Tinto 2000 - The Wine Advocate, June of 2005 - 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