Convento San Francisco 2010

Convento San Francisco 2010

C/Calvario 22
47300 Peñafiel (Valladolid)
SPAIN
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After a magnificent 2009 harvest, we could not possibly have hoped for such a fantastic 2010. Following a tough winter, a harsh frost took us by surprise in May and this, together with strong winds and rain in June, resulted in a reduction of 25% in yield. Until that moment we had not predicted a particularly good harvest but then suddenly, everything changed. Summer brought ideal temperatures for the vines, hot days and fresh nights, which brought about excellent ripening of the fruit. This low yield of perfectly mature grapes allowed us to produce wine of excellent quality.

A total of 46,763 bottles (750 ml) were produced from Tempranillo, which was cultivated in vineyards of between 25 and 104 years old, located at between 760 and 970 metres above sea level. Grapes were carefully chosen from hand selected bunches and the resulting wine was aged for 15 months in barrels made from 75% French oak and 25% American oak.

TECHNICAL SHEET

Grape variety: Tempranillo
Vines of between 24 and 104 years old, situated at between 760 and 970 metres above sea level in soil with sand, clay and limestone content.
Manual harvest into 15kg crates.
Bunches were received at the winery on a vibrating sorting table for bunch selection.
Destemming at low revolution using a Teflon “tree and basket” system.
Grapes were received at the winery on a Mistral vibrating table for grape selection, which uses an air-jet sorting system to remove grapes of unsuitable size or weight.
Alcoholic fermentation in 25,000 kg stainless steel tanks with an automatic temperature control system.
The processes of plunging of the cap, pumping over and racking and return of the wine were constant throughout fermentation.
Malolactic fermentation.
Ageing for 15 months in 225 litre Bordeaux barrels made from 75% French oak and 25% American oak.
D.O. Ribera del Duero

TASTING NOTE

Burgundy cherry red.
Powerful, complex and enticingly sweet on the nose.
Aromas reveal black fruit, blackberries and honey-roast coffee.
On the palate it shows great structure and is both well-balanced and fresh.
Balsamic and mineral nuances give way to a lingering finish that hints and fruit and toasted oak.

REVIEWS

90 Points – Guía Peñín