2011 Bodegas Avante Tineta

Year: 2011
Appellation: Ribera del Duero
Country: Spain
Wine Advocate: 91
Vinous Media: 90
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.0%
Price :
$11.95
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"The grapes from this vineyard are used in the 2011 Tineta (100% Tinto Fino). It reveals a deep ruby/purple color as well as copious notes of creme de cassis intermixed with hints of wood smoke and charcoal. Medium to full-bodied, juicy, succulent and sensual, it should drink nicely for 3-4 years.

Not far from the beautiful cathedral city of Pedrosa de Duero in the province of Burgos on the northern bank of the Duero River is the Bodegas Avante. Their south-facing vineyards were planted between 1975 and 1985 in alluvial, gravel, sand and clay soils." (WA)

"(100% tempranillo, fermented in stainless steel and then aged in three-year-old barrels for seven months): Youthful purple. Intense aromas of blueberry, cherry liqueur, licorice and Indian spices. Lively, sweet and spicy in the mouth, with energetic black and blue fruit flavors underscored by zesty minerality. Notes of bitter chocolate and dark berries on a long, spicy and sharply focused finish." (IWC)

Winery Notes:
The grapes for this wine come from a vineyard that was planted between 1975 and 1985 called El Carril. The soils are alluvial with a mixture of clay, sand, and gravel. Tineta was fermented in stainless steel and then transferred and aged into 3-year-old barrels for 7 months.

Production:
4,000 cases