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Convento San Francisco Roble

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Roble is a pure expression of Tempranillo manually harvested from the old, gnarled vines of high altitude vineyards in the Ribera del Duero. This area is celebrated for its rich cultural history—a component that contributes greatly to the essence of the final wine. Roble translates to “wood” in Spanish, bearing testament to the 10-12 months of refinement in French and American oak barrels.

Roble del Convento was created using Tempranillo grapes from vineyards aged between 25 and 45 years old within the D.O. Ribera del Duero. They are situated at between 845 and 920 meters above sea level on hills and highlands within the municipalities of Quintana del Pidio, Gumiel de Izán, Piñel de Arriba and Fuentenebro. The various soil types are composed of sand with gravel, red clay and limestone with pebbles.

The bunches were harvested manually in October into 15kg boxes and were received at the winery onto a double selection table. Grapes were fermented and macerated at a controlled temperature for 19 days with daily plunging of the cap and pump overs. It is aged for 10 months in Bordeaux barrels made of French oak and American oak. This wine is bottled with no filtering or clarification process in production.

A brilliant dark ruby in color, Roble exhibits a beautiful, perfumed nose of intense black cherry, violet, sweet spice, and leather. This wine boasts a full body with velvety tannins that develop into a long, persistent finish.

Pair with wood-fired pizzas or skirt steak tacos with roasted tomato salsa