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Guelbenzu Azul Ribera del Quieles VdlT

2013

In a Nutshell

One of the flagship wines from Guelbenzu.

Tasting Notes

Aromas of ripe red fruits balanced with savoury capsicum and leafy characters. The palate has sweet, ripe blackberry and plum notes, toasty oak and a touch of pepper and spice. Rich and powerful with firm, chewy tannins and good length.

Production Notes

The predominantly Tempranillo grapes are sourced from 12 ha of vineyard around Vierlas. Average age of the vines is 10 years. The wine is fermented in stainless steel for 15 days, then aged for 9 months in French and American oak. It then spends a further 12 months in bottle before release.

Grape Blend

75%

Tempranillo

20%

Cabernet Sauvignon

5%

Merlot

Producer - Guelbenzu

Established since the mid-nineteenth century, Guelbenzu built a new winery in Vierlas, in 2001. With 46 hectares of vineyard in the Queiles Valley, their Lombana estate has stony soils with good drainage supporting low yields. The nearby Mount Moncayo and north wind creates perfect growing conditions for grapes – with high temperature differences between day and night, and protection from excessive moisture around the vines.

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Guelbenzu Azul

Detailed Information

Type

Red

Country

Spain

Region

Ribera del Queiles

Vintage

2013

Size

0.75L

ABV

14%

Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tempranillo

Closure

Cork

£10.03

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