2018 Barco de Piedra Tempranillo
Black raspberry and violet aromas with rose petal, blueberry and mineral notes make this wine a delight to drink. Barco de Piedra is one of the prettiest examples of the elegance and structure of Ribera del Duero, one of the great wine regions of the world.
NAME2018 Barco de Piedra Tempranillo
COUNTRY OF ORIGINSpain
REGIONRibera del Duero
Tempranillo’s ripe fruit naturally compliments the sweeter meatiness of pork and veal.
ABOUT THE WINERY
“Barco de Piedra” refers to the nickname of the Castle of Peñafiel, the “stone ship” fortress constructed in the 10th century that still stands guard over the Valladolid province. Perhaps more famous these days are the region’s wines, and Barco de Piedra is an affirmation of the beauty and purity of the Tempranillo grape when grown in the extreme conditions of DO Ribera del Duero.
The logic behind Barco de Piedra is simple: Tempranillo grown in Ribera del Duero has abundant natural tannin that speaks for itself without seeking style points. The three parcels that produce Barco de Piedra are located on the hillside of the Quiñón Estate.