Conde de San Cristóbal Reserva Especial 2018

Type: Red
Country: Spain
Region: Ribera del Duero
Grape Variety: 100% Tinta Fina
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Viticulture: Organic Farming | Vegan Friendly

Climate: Continental and mediterranean climate, with more than 2,400 hours of annual sunlight
Terroir: The distance between the vineyard and the cellar is maximum 2 km and the vineyard extends on the plot at 880 m.a.s.l. The age of vines varies between 29 and 36 years. The different parcels are comprised from 2 different types of soils
Ageing: 20 months in new French oak barrels with subtle to medium-toast level.Wine is aged without any racking

Color: A bright deep dark cherry colour with intense garnet rim
Nose: On the nose wonderful array of mineral aromas, fresh earth and fine lees. Powerful, inspiring and very complex. Inimitably revealing the terroir & personality of a wine from Ribera del Duero
Palate: On the palate voluptuous and velvety, with flavours of sweet dark berries, enhanced by the fresh tannins. Pronounced intensity and exceptionally balanced and structured. Perfect candidate for extended cellaring

About the Winery:
The Conde de San Cristóbal Winery is found in the historic Pago de Valdestremero in the heart of Ribera del Duero. It was founded at the beginning of the century by the Mata family, owners of the Marqués de Vargas Winery in Rioja Alta.

It was named Bodegas y Viñedos del Conde de San Cristóbal in honour of their grandfather Pelayo, 8th Count of San Cristóbal, and the link with the first Count, Julián de San Cristóbal y Eguiarreta with the area, as oydor (judge) of the Royal Appellate Court of Valladolid.

Thanks to the 7 tiles of souls in the estate, as well as the extreme temperatures and mountain winds, the wines develop high acidity levels, giving them greater structure and longevity. These opulent wines are very fruity and full-bodied with the colour typical to this wine-producing region.