Convento San Francisco Ribera Del Duero
The fruit is sourced from a variety of vineyard sites around Ribera del Duero. In Olivares del Duero and Quintanilla de Arriba, the soils are calcareous. In Peñafiel, the soils become sandier. Near Burgos (Gumiel de Mercado), further east, the sites are at their highest elevations and the soils are sandy with alluvial and marl components. Each site is selected for its altitude, latitude and soil composition. Fifty percent of these vineyards are prephylloxera and have very old vines. A blend of 90% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) and 10% Merlot, fermentation occurs in very small stainless steel vats. The wine is then aged in French and American barrels for 12 months.
Tasting Notes - Very deep in color with a nose of tobacco and black fruits. The palate shows tobacco, blackberry, anise, black cherry, overtoned by notes of game that are terroir specific.
This wine pairs perfectly with venison, grilled steaks, asadillo, and migas.