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Secreto, Ribera del Duero 2018

Red Wine from Spain - Ribera Del Duero
3.750000000 star rating 4 Reviews
A beautifully crafted Spanish red from Ribera del Duero, famous for its fine, intense wines from tinta del pais (aka tempranillo). Secreto is layered with blueberry fruit and ripe tannins.
Price: £17.50 Bottle
Price: £105.00 Case of 6
In Stock
Code: SP17071

Wine characteristics

  • Red Wine
  • Full-bodied
  • Tempranillo
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2026
  • 14% Alcohol
  • bouquet/flavour marked by oak
  • Cork, natural
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Secreto, Ribera del Duero Video transcript

Video transcript

Here we have a special wine from a special place in Spain.

The region is Ribera del Duero, a few hours drive north of Madrid, high up on the Meseta.

It's continental, surrounded by land. The climate here is quite fierce, extraordinarily hot during the summer, incredibly cold during the winter.

The season is short, so tempranillo grows really successfully in very specially sited vineyards, and Secreto comes from one of these special places.

This is a wine that really expresses Ribera's expression of tempranillo, which is all about power and intensity.

You can see by the colour of the wine. It's dark, almost opaque. It spends twelve months in oak, which gives it a lovely sort of exotic, smoky flavour. This is a full-bodied, powerful style of Ribera, but perhaps with a sense of elegance that many other Riberas aspire to.

I do hope you enjoy drinking this.

Viña Mayor

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